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Governor I Ximmer Academy 

In November 1985 Dodge Morgan '85 was 
deemed a hero for sailing around the world 
solo in a record 150 days. In his commence- 
ment address to the graduating class of 1992, 
he offered the following challenge: 

"We need to be uncomfortably honest and 
forthright, to speak out sometimes without 
tact. We need to be willing to be unpopular, in 
the minority. We need to plant in our gut the 
basic human values we have experienced here 
at this school, to carry with us a chronic so- 
cial conscience. We need to take injustice per- 
sonally, to act personally to right injustice and 
never to pass it by. We need to feel uncom- 
fortable with our own privileges and powers 
unless they are put to use for others." 



March 29, 2001 

Being a fellow of the American College of 
Heraldry and a nationally listed heraldist, 
may I make a correction to the winter Ar- 
chon? Someone identified the cover as the 
"GDA Griffon." It should be a lion according 
to the data in America Heraldica edited by E 
deV. Vermont. 

All heraldica organizations in this country, 
Canada and throughout the world are trying 
to inform all those interested in proper and 
correct terms of the subject. I would think 
that a school with our heritage would be so 

Howard B. Beal '33 


February 20, 2001 

The photo on the inside cover of the Archon 
was taken in the basement of the infirmary 
circa 1952. The figure on the left is J. Gilbert 
Damon (Gibby) '50, GDA's only licensed Ham 
(wiuga) at the time. On the right is C. 
Windisch '52 (a ham in every other way) 
butchering some military surplus equip- 
ment. I think we were the only active mem- 
bers of the radio club. Nor was the club pop- 
ular with the infirmary crowd because the 
transmitter interfered with the entertain- 
ment radio upstairs. I assume student inter- 
est in radio and other technical subjects has 
gone to computers which are a lot more fun. 

Charles Windisch '52 


Published since 1884 


John M. Doggett, Jr. P'04 


Maureen T. Twombly 

Class Notes Editor 

Sandra M. Keyes 


Elisabeth L. Campbell, Maureen T. Twombly, 
David Oxton P'03, Dr. Susan Oleszko 

Graphic Design 

Evansday Design 

Director of Development 

Patricia Tobin Peterman P'03 

Associate Director of Development 

Michael A. Moonves 

Director of Annual Giving 

Michelle M. Kunz 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97 '02, President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Co-Vice President 

Gerry Mack P'87'91'93, Co-Vice President 

James L. Rudolph '68, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Christopher C. Beebe '55 

Todd A. Dagres '78 

Clifford J. Gillespie 

Judith Gore P'95'97 

Richard M. Kelleher P'99'01 

Josiah K. Lilly IV '69, P91, '98 

Kathleen Livermore '79, P'04 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69, P'96'98 

Reynolds E. Moulton.Jr. '56 

Brian H. Noyes '76 

William F. O'Leary '73 

Carrie W. Penner '88 

Michael R. Porter P'96'99'01 

Haskell Rhett '54 

George S. Scharfe P'95'00 

C. Thomas Tenney, Jr. '69 

Josiah H. Welch '47, P'80'83 

Alumni/ae Trustees 

Kara Moheban McLoy '88 
Steven G. Shapiro '74 
Bruce C. Turner '83 


James C. Deveney, Jr. '60 
President, Alumni/ae Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

James C. Deveney, Jr. '60, President 

Catherine Burgess '91, Vice President 

Joshua Lappin '92, Secretary/Treasurer 

R. Jeffrey Bailly '80 

Deana Giamette Boyages '88 

Elizabeth Tuthill Farrell '84 

Peter W. Franklin '72 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Daniel Nadeau '89 

Susan F. Pattison '77 

Robert Snyder '62 

Robert Studley '86 

Marc K. Tucker '68, P'01 

William Whiting '59, P'92 

Howard J. Navins '31 (Founder/Life Member) 

John P. English '28 (Life Member) 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 (Life Member) 


Peter T Butler, '62, Past President 

Karen A. Schulte '83, Past President 

Arthur H. Veasey III '68, Past President 

John S. Mercer '64, Past President 

Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 

Carrie W Penner '88, Development Committee Chair 




A Community service adventure in Virginia 


Michael MacDonald shares his story of survival 


The Doggets and Fine Arts Department Chair 
Chris Stowens travel to Asia 










Non Sibi Sed Aliis Meghan Lucy '02, Jocelyn Schientaub '02 
and Vin Manzi '02 working with the Rocklick Community 
Center. The story of their trip as well as other community 
service initiatives are celebrated in this edition of the Archon. 

The Archon is published three times a year by Governor 
Dummer Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. Tele- 
phone: (978) 465-1763. Letters are welcome from alumni, 
alumnae, parents, and friends of the Academy and are 
subject to editing for reasons of space availability. 

[on campus] 

Capital Campaign Project Underway 

With the demolition of the Thompson Performing Arts Center complete, construction of the 
new performing arts center commenced in January. This 24,000-square-foot facility will house 
a 500-seat main auditorium with a balcony and a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system 
and catwalks. The new performing arts center will also feature a "black box" theatre for 
smaller student productions and rehearsals, an ensemble room for band and orchestra prac- 
tices, a number of private lesson and practice rooms and a catering room. 

The construction of the performing arts center showcases The Campaign to Carry On the 
Work for Governor Dummer Academy, which was officially launched on October 6, 2000. The $52 
million campaign, the school's most ambitious campaign ever, seeks to provide funds for fac- 
ulty, programmatic and student support. The Campaign to Carry on the Work is an investment 
in the future of GDA as it will enable the school to provide new buildings and technological in- 
frastructure, attract and retain dedicated faculty, and offer scholarships to insure socio-eco- 
nomic diversity within the student body. 

For more information on The Campaign to Carry On the Work for Governor Dummer Academy 
contact Patricia Tobin Peterman, Director of Development, 978.465.1763, 

Young Alums Gather 
at the Grog 

Responding to the call to "Shake Those Tail- 
feathers," over 100 young alumni/ae turned 
out for a night on the town on November 22, 
2000. On the evening before Thanksgiving, 
recent GDA graduates gathered for cocktails 
and conversation at The Grog Restaurant in 

Construction of the new Performing Arts Center began this fall 

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Holiday Gathering 

On December 7, 2000, approximately 200 
alumni/ae, present and past parents, and 
faculty and staff came together at the Har- 
vard Club in Boston for the annual Holiday 
Gathering. This festive event, hosted by the 
Alumni/ae Council, has proven to be a very 
special evening for all attendees. Jim Deveney 
'60, president of the Council, and his wife 
Sharon joined Headmaster Marty Doggett 
and his wife Patty in welcoming all the 
guests. John Brennan '87, pianist extraordi- 
naire, entertained throughout the evening. 
Headmaster Doggett s words of welcome and 
thanks were well received. Next year's gather- 
ing will be on December 6, 2001, again at the 
Harvard Club. 

Director of Student Activities Tim Wier, 

and Alumni/ae Council Member 

Marc Tucker '68 P'oi 

NAIS People of Color 
& Student Leadership 

This winter three faculty members and four 
students traveled to Nashville, tn to partici- 
pate in the annual National Association of In- 
dependent Schools' People of Color Confer- 
ence and Student Leadership Conference 
which ran concurrently December 7-9. Kathy 
Guy, French teacher and advisor to the Inter- 
national Club; Bao Nguyen, physics teacher; 
and Elaine White, Academic Dean, attended 
workshops and speaker events while juniors 
Vincent Manzi and Peter Ellis and sopho- 
mores Susie Valverde and Kristen DeForrest 
participated in the student leadership confer- 
ence. The students were a small part of over 
900 students from across the United States 
who worked long hours each day to discuss 
and address difficult issues of diversity in in- 
dependent schools. In addition to serving as a 
resource and offering support for students of 
color in independent schools, the student 
leadership conference sought to empower its 
attendees with the courage to return to their 
schools and be voices that promote accept- 
ance and encourage diversity. All seven par- 
ticipants returned to GDA grateful for having 
been fortunate enough to experience such an 
inspiring and powerful event. 

(from left) Sue Nord, Greg Lydon '94, 
and Rob Wattie '89 

(from left) Rob DeLena '87, Amy Goldstein '87, 
and Reg Edmonds '88. 



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Kristen DeForrest '03 




On that chilly winter afternoon, I set out for the 
National Association of Independent Schools' 
People of Color Conference in Nashville, accom- 
panied by three of my fellow students and a trio 
of very energetic teachers. Despite the fact that 
I didn't know very much about what exactly 
was awaiting me in Tennessee, my enthusiasm 
far outweighed my nervousness. After all, I'd 
had plenty of experience with diversity-related 
issues as a member of GDA's Anti-Defamation 
League, so I assumed that the trip would pro- 
vide me with a chance to review some of my 
ADL skills, not to mention a much-needed 
break from the stress of classes. As is so often 
the case with preconceived notions, however, I 
was wrong. Before the week was over, every- 
thing I had ever learned about race and diversity 
would be shaken to the core, and I would be left 
to rebuild a new definition of what it means to 
be a person of color— and even what it means to 
be white. 

Upon arriving at the conference, we were 
immediately immersed in a series of activities 
designed to force us out of our "comfort zones" 
and spark discussions about diversity-related 
issues. Since schools from around the country 
were represented, most of these activities were 
conducted in smaller "home groups"; even 
within these smaller sections, the diversity of 
the participants' cultures and opinions was 
readily apparent. The wide range of viewpoints 
represented allowed me to look at even the 
most outwardly simple topic from a variety of 
angles, and the relaxed manner in which these 
views were shared made me feel comfortable 
enough to add some of my own thoughts to the 
discussion. In one particularly lively exercise, a 
"gender fishbowl" gave us the opportunity to 

ask and answer questions about the thoughts 
and habits of members of the opposite sex. 
(Although we girls came up with a lot of good 
responses to the guys' questions, we were un- 
able to adequately answer the age-old classic, 
"Why do girls go to the restroom in groups?") 
On another occasion, conference participants 
were able to choose from a series of workshops 
dealing with more focused topics like homosex- 
uality and particular ethnicities. At two "town 
meetings" held for the entire group, members 
of the audience were allowed to question a 
panel of NAIS facilitators, and then comment 
on their answers. After these meetings ended, 
we rejoined our "home groups" for a chance to 
debrief and tie up any loose threads that may 
have been abruptly left hanging. When people 
are placed in a situation where they are ex- 
pected to share personal thoughts and feelings 
with members of a group, a bond often devel- 
ops between them. We may have started out as 
a bunch of teenagers thrown together in a ran- 
dom "home group" assignment, but by the end 
of the conference we were a family. 

For me, the most eye-opening part of the 
NAIS conference occurred at one of our "town 
meetings." One of the panelists, an outgoing 
college girl named Iris who also happened to be 
my group leader, mentioned that she was com- 
piling stories for a book she was working on, 
and requested that girls of color submit some 
anecdotes for the novel. Almost as an after- 
thought, she mentioned that she didn't want 
any white girls stories because, as she put it, " 
they've got enough books about them anyway." 
That comment opened a floodgate of racial ten- 
sion that had been, up until that point, kept 
largely in check. The rest of that particular 

meeting was spent contrasting the pain and 
hardship people of color can experience in our 
world with the frustration of the conference's 
white participants at being alienated and hurt 
by the same people they had come to support. 
Startled by the sudden outpouring of resent- 
ment against my race from some of the same 
kids I had come to care for and respect during 
my stay in Nashville, I can honestly say that I 
was severely wounded; I had just spent the past 
few days voicing my support for diversity, and 
the only thing I was receiving in return was the 
message that if I knew anything at all about 
white oppression in society, then I should be 
ashamed of my race and its history. At that 
point in time, I wanted nothing more than to 
abandon the conference and return to the se- 
cure cocoon of GDA. In all my anger and self- 
pity, however, I had lost sight of the fact that the 
NAIS seminars were, in the end, all about heal- 
ing, and it took a brief but important talk with 
my roommate to refocus my attention on the 
main point of the conference. Thanks to both 
Iris and my roommate, I was able to view the 
last day of the seminar through new eyes— eyes 
that, for the first time, were able to recognize 
my role in the fight for diversity and identify 
with the struggles of others. 

The NAIS People of Color Conference lasted 
less than a week, but the lessons I learned there 
will stay with me for a lifetime. Although my re- 
action to Iris' opinion was originally negative, it 
eventually blossomed into a positive outlook 
full of encouragement and hope. I have to ac- 
cept the fact that I am, in some situations, a 
white oppressor simply because of the way I 
was born. I have discovered, that too, instead of 
being ashamed of my race for its past sins, I 
should be proud that there are many others like 
myself who care enough to set things right. For 
most of my life, I believed that regardless of 
skin color or ethnicity, we are all the same. My 
Nashville family showed me that while factors 
like race and cultural heritage don't entirely de- 
fine a person, the experiences he or she has as a 
member of that group help to shape his or her 
outlook on life. That, in the end, was the mes- 
sage of the conference: diversity should be cele- 
brated as a vital part of making our world— 
and, in my case at least, opinions— whole. 

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SPRING 2001 

GDA Honor Society 

Thirty years ago the GDA Honor Society was 
established to recognize seniors and juniors 
who have contributed significantly to our 
school's community. Individual faculty mem- 
bers vote on a list of students to be consid- 
ered, and the final honorees are selected by a 
faculty committee. 

Seniors inducted last year include: Nathan 
Efinger of Andover, ma; Derek Falvey of Lynn, 
ma; Emily Ouimette of Danvers, ma; and An- 
drea Tagliamonte of Byfield, ma. 

In February the following students were 
inducted: Alyssa Chirlin '01 of Newburyport, 
ma; Jeffrey Desmarais '01 of Manchester, nh; 
and Kimberly Jones '01 of Wenham, ma; 
Bradley Kasnet '01 of Exeter, nh; Matthew 
Lee '01 of San Mateo, ca; Margaret Lloyd '01 
of Dedham, ma; Maria Moore '01 of Winfield, 
il; Leuvis Olivero '01 of Lawrence, ma; Jessica 
Ross '01 of Ipswich, ma; Shaena Tucker '01 
of Newburyport, ma; Mike Askenase '02 of 
North Reading, ma; James Morrissey '02 of 
Winchester, ma; Jocelyn Scheintaub '02 of By- 
field, ma; and Vanessa Russell '02 of Tewks- 
bury, ma. 

Speaking of 
Learning — Mapping 
the Frontiers of 

In October, GDA parent Dr. Morris Levitt 
P'01 inaugurated the 2000-2001 Interdis- 
ciplinary Seminar Series, Mapping the Fron- 
tiers of Science, with a discussion on the use of 
mapping as a scientific tool. This four part 
speaker series was coordinated and led by 
Stephen Metz Science Department Chair and 
Chris Stowens Fine Arts Department Chair. 
The first guest speaker for the series was 
Harvard astrophysicist Dr. Robert Kirshner 
who explored the first topic: Mapping the Uni- 
verse. Dr. Kirshner is the Associate Director 
of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for As- 
trophysics and is a Professor of Astronomy at 
Harvard University. His recent work on the 
acceleration of the universe was dubbed the 
"Science Breakthrough of the Year for 1998" 
by Science Magazine. 

Photograph of (from left) Alyssa Chirlin '01, Adam Shelley '01, Sam Porter '01, 
John Shuster '01, and Lauren Bonaventura '01 (front), taken by David Oxton 
for the award-winning Milestone 

Dr. Cassandra Smith was the second guest 
speaker and presented a seminar on Mapping 
the Human Genome. Dr. Smith is the Deputy 
Director of the Center for Advanced Biotech- 
nology at Boston University and a professor 
in the BU Biomedical Engineering Depart- 
ment. In her research she has worked on the 
Human Genome Project and on mapping 
the E. coli genome. 

In February the third speaker in the series, 
Dr. Jonathan Levitt led a discussion, Mapping 
the Human Brain. Dr. Levitt is a neurobiolo- 
gist who teaches courses in physiology, as 
well as undergraduate and graduate courses 
in neuroscience for the biology department 
of the City College of the City University of 
New York. He uses electrophysiological, neu- 
roanatomical, optical imaging, and theoreti- 
cal modeling techniques to study the brain 
regions mediating vision. 

The fourth and final speaker for the event 

was Dr. David Reed, a computer software de- 
veloper and researcher. On Aprill 23RD he led 
a seminar and discussion on Mapping the 

2001 Milestone Wins 

Walsworth Publishing Company, publisher of 
GDA's yearbook, has recognized the 2001 
Milestone as an outstanding yearbook. The 
publication, which is currently in produc- 
tion, was praised for the "Hollywood" style 
photos that were produced and will be in- 
cluded in this year's book. Milestone editors 
Lauren Bonaventura '01 of Topsfield, ma and 
Alyssa Chirlin '01 of Newburyport, ma ac- 
cepted the award at the "2001 Gallery of 
Awards" luncheon in Boston on April 2, 2001. 

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Scholastic Art Awards 

Each year The Boston Globe hosts the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards, an art 
competition open to students of both private and public high schools throughout 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The New England Art Education Confer- 
ence in cooperation with the Massachusetts Art Education Association adminis- 
ters the program. Students submitted portfolios in various art forms including 
painting and drawing, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, graphic design, photography 
and computer graphics. 

The talent and efforts of five students from Governor Dummer Academy were 
recognized — a considerable accomplishment in that only 850 students in the entire 
state received awards. Peter Ellis '02, Jessie Kendrick '01, Vin Manzi '02 and Jason 
Sport '04 were awarded Gold Keys, the highest honor, and Michael Oxton '03 re- 
ceived Honorable Mention. Congratulations to all! 

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"Picture Perfect," by Anabel Perdomo '02 

Caitlin Mcintosh 'oi 


Maria Moore '01 

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Harvard Model 

Twenty-seven GDA students participated in 
the i6th session of Harvard Model Congress 
in Boston in February. It was GDA's sixth 
consecutive year at HMC, and its largest del- 
egation ever. 

For four days and three nights, the Shera- 
ton Boston Hotel became a virtual replica of 
Washington, D.C. as 1500 students from 70 
high schools across the country simulated 
American democracy in action, directed by 

students from Harvard and Radcliffe col- 
leges. GDA's student delegates, ably led by 
HMC President Matthew DiGuiseppe '01 and 
Vice-President Marienna Murch '02, role- 
played U.S. senators, representatives, party 
leaders and attorneys arguing constitutional 
cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

In this government simulation, which 
began with a keynote address by Bob Franks 
(New Jersey Congessman who recently com- 
pleted his fourth term), students authenti- 
cally grappled with real issues facing the 
United States today. One delegate, Daniel 
Guyton '03, prepared to represent Massachu- 

setts as Governor Argeo Paul Cellucci but, in 
light of President Bush's nomination of Cel- 
lucci that week for U.S. ambassador to 
Canada, Guyton found when he arrived at 
HMC that he instead had to adopt the per- 
sona of newly appointed Governor Jane 

Students also revisited past legislative 
concerns. Murch participated in a Historical 
Committee re-enactment of the debates over 
civil rights and Vietnam in the early 1960s. 

Adam Shelley '01 earned an Outstanding 
Speaker Award for his legislative leadership 
as Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone. 

Other participants, in addition to those 
already mentioned, included: Justin Becker 
'01, Alyssa Chirlin '01, Kim Jones '01, Brad 
Kasnet '01, Leuvis Olivero '01, Jessica Watson 
'01, Brian Akright '02, Mike Curran '02, 
Francesca DeMeo '02, Rachelle Dennis '02, 
McKenzie Jones '02, Paige MacLennan '02, 
Rachel Manikian '02, Yuri Samsonov '02, Mike 
Woods '02, Aanand Radia '03, Kristen DeFor- 
rest '03, Katie Lang '03, Maria Knapp '03, 
Carter Semple '03, Kelsey Quigley '04, An- 
drew Samel '04 and Don Wieczorek '04. 

The delegation was accompanied by fac- 
ulty members Bill Quigley and Perry Nelson. 

HMC participants: (left to right) Rachel Manikian '02, Marienna Murch '02, Adam Shelley '01 (who won an 
Outstanding Speaker Award), Brian Akright '02, and Leuvis Olivero '01. 

GDA's 27-student delegation to HMC 2001. 

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His partner in this excellent adventure will 
be his wife Janice, to whom he has been mar- 
ried for over forty years. She is a Celtic musi- 
cian and fellow mathematician whom he 
eloped with in 1959. Dressed up as Buster 
Brown, he met her on a blind date at a Hal- 
loween Party and has been smitten since. To- 
gether they will leave this campus to em- 
brace the challenges and beauty that nature 

Mr. Gosse's retirement plan will not come 
as a surprise to those who have worked and 
learned with Mr. Gosse throughout his 
tenure here at the Academy. He has an en- 
thusiasm for life that resonates in all that he 
does. Mr. Gosse has taught algebra, geome- 
try, trigonometry, and calculus to hundreds 
of students and has never grown weary of the 
classroom. For close to 30 years, 16 at GDA, 
he has taught with a fervor that leads stu- 
dents to discover that math can be exciting 
and fun. He will tell you that all his memories 
are good and that every class is different be- 
cause no two students are the same. 

The GDA community has also benefited 
from Mr. Gosse's athletic spirit and love of 
the game. Throughout his years at GDA, Mr. 

Gosse has coached football, track and the ski 
club, sharing with student-athletes his tal- 
ents and passions. He has skied almost every 
mountain in New England, run the 440 and 
220 at Bowdoin College, and enjoys a daily 
running routine. The athletes on his teams 
and clubs learn from Mr. Grosse that a 
player's greatest strength is commitment and 
greatest joy is participation. 

In addition to coaching and teaching his 
students mathematical equations and theo- 
rems, he has helped them to understand the 
importance of giving something back. Earlier 
in his career at GDA, Mr. Gosse served as the 
Director of Community Services organizing 
programs that afforded students the oppor- 
tunity to serve others. 

Mr. Gosse was instrumental in introduc- 
ing the Special Olympics to the GDA com- 
munity, spawning a relationship that has 
lasted over a decade and instigating an an- 
nual tradition that both organizations ea- 
gerly anticipate each fall. This past Novem- 
ber GDA celebrated its thirteenth year 
hosting the Special Olympics Soccer Tourna- 
ment. It is an annual event in which students 
assume vital roles as organizers and imple- 

menters, donating their time and efforts to 
plan the event, prepare the campus, and as- 
sist the athletes. 

Under his guidance, students also had the 
opportunity to be "Partners in Progress" for a 
program helping homeless families in Salis- 
bury, ma. Mr. Gosse learned that during the 
winter months hundreds of homeless chil- 
dren are placed in temporary housing in this 
north shore town. Most of these children lack 
reading and basic education skills. Mr. Gosse 
encouraged GDA students to respond to the 
situation by volunteering their time to tutor 
the children in need. Several students partic- 
ipated in the program and were amazed by 
the satisfaction attained in a self-less act. 

It is opportunities such as these that Mr. 
Gosse knows will make a lasting impression 
on students. They may graduate and forget 
the quadratic equation, but the experience of 
influencing someone's life is unforgettable. 
To lead others to the understanding that the 
greatest achievments are in the gifts we give 
back is a teacher's greatest success. Mr. Gosse 
has taught this lesson by example. Just as he 
coaches the Ski Club by conquering the 
mountain with the team, he encourages 
community service by leading the way. 

With little bravado but immense passion, 
Mr. Gosse has enhanced life here at GDA. He 
hopes that he will be able to quietly slip away, 
but this community is sure to sing his legacy 
loudly for years to come. 

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Adios Amigo 

GDA prepares to say goodbye to teacher and friend Alec White 


Two years in the pristine mountains of Hon- 
duras only fueled Mr. White's lifetime pas- 
sion for the Spanish language. He had an in- 
nate attraction for the romance language 
since his first visit to Spain in high school. He 
had earned his undergraduate degree in 
Spanish at Trinity College and upon com- 
pleting his tour in Honduras, Mr. White re- 
turned to the United States to study for his 
master's degree in Spanish at New York Uni- 

After graduating, Alec White pointed his 
compass north in search of a teaching posi- 
tion. He had completed his studies and 
sought a faculty position in a rustic locale far 
from city life. His search ended when he met 
Val Wilkie, Headmaster for Governor Dum- 
mer Academy. Mr. White was so impressed 
with Wilkie that he knew he wanted to work 
at GDA without even visiting the school or 
meeting any of the other faculty. A later trip 
to the campus only confirmed his decision — 
he would pack up his bags and move to By- 
field to teach Spanish at the oldest boarding 
and day school in the United States. Now, 
three decades of dedicated work later, Mr. 
White is preparing to retire from the Acad- 
emy and from teaching. 

He recalls arriving on campus the same 
year as female students, in 1971. As have the 
girls, White has become a vital part of the 

school's development. Beyond teaching stu- 
dents how to conjugate verbs and communi- 
cate in Spanish, he has been a part of this 
community and he has made an impact on 
the students, faculty and institution far 
greater than he is willing to give himself 
credit for. 

Mr. White describes a good teacher as one 
who has the ability to make a connection 
with students beyond the subject matter. In a 
short conversation with Mr. White, it is ap- 
parent that he is that kind of teacher. Stu- 
dents do not pass through his life without 
notice. From his first years on campus, Mr. 
White has invited students to become a part 
of his life. He welcomed the opportunity to 
have one of his senior students Emilio Rosa 
'72, plan his honeymoon with his wife Anne, 
and remembers fondly Courtney Wang '74. 
Tim Crane '73, Spence Purinton '75. R°b 
Spaulding '74 and Skip Pendleton '75 who 
skied in the ISL Cross Country Ski League 
that Mr. White helped to organize in his first 
year on campus. He remembers the thrill of 
planning the Junior Carnivals and the joy of 
seeing his students succeed. Over the years 
many students have left his classroom with 
not only a greater understanding of the 
Spanish language, but also a new friend. 

Rather than reflect on how he has affected 
the lives of his students and peers, Mr. White 

talks about the people who have had an im- 
pact on his life here at GDA. One of his great- 
est teaching memories is that of a student 
who despite overwhelming odds never gave 
up and always maintained a positive atti- 
tude. Her dogged approach made quite an 
impression on the teacher who quickly be- 
came a fan, determined that she would suc- 
ceed. Val Wilkie also made a lasting impres- 
sion. Mr. White was instantly drawn to him 
and amazed by his ability to inspire the fac- 
ulty to assume new challenges. Making the 
greatest impression, however, was Ben Stone 
who served as academic dean for several 
years at the Academy. Stone, Mr. White re- 
calls, had a gentle, composed way of keeping 
things in line. He was someone who you 
didn't want to disappoint or let down. A les- 
son Stone taught students also struck a last- 
ing chord with Mr. White. The dean ex- 
pressed to the students that there is an honor 
and greatness in community service. While 
success in the classroom and in athletics is 
important, an individual's capability to affect 
others is paramount. The instant gratifica- 
tion of scoring a touchdown can not com- 
pare with the reward of enhancing the world 
around you. Mr. White carries that lesson 
with him everyday and tries to relay it to his 
students, hoping that he might influence 
them the way Stone did him. 

Mr. White will bring that lesson and all his 
memories with him when he retires from 
teaching at the close of this school year. He 
has a difficult time envisioning life without 
GDA. It will be a time of both mourning and 
anticipation for him. He will miss the daily 
interactions with fellow faculty members 
and students, yet he is animated by what op- 
portunities the future holds for him. He is ex- 
cited to travel with Anne and spend more 
time with his children, Cindy '93 and Sandy. 
Mr. White is also interested in pursuing an 
opportunity to travel to Cambodia to help 
musicians connect with foundations that 
will help them develop and share their tal- 
ents. It is clear that his retirement from GDA 
is not retirement but rather a new beginning 
for one who has brought so much to this 


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"Alec has been such a constant 
presence at GDAfor his career. I 
had him as my cross-country ski 
coach for two years and remember 
his fun and enthusiasm even while 
the sport was dying out at GDA. As 
a colleague, he has been one of the 
most professional and considerate 
people I have worked with here. I 
have a tremendous amount of 
respect for him" 

—faculty member jeff kelly '85 

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The framers of the American constitution understood that 








Community service programs in schools are 
important vehicles to advance the lessons of 
citizenship. They provide windows to issues 
and problems that exist in our society and 
supply direct opportunities to address them. 
Community service programs allow people 
from different backgrounds and experiences 
to meet, interact, and ultimately discover 
the common humanity that links us all. They 
help to break down stereotypes and myths 
and build respect and empathy. They pro- 
voke reexamination of one's own assump- 
tions and help create new perspectives on 
the world. The collaboration inherent in 

many community service projects can also 
broaden one's circle of contacts. Working 
side by side with classmates and adult men- 
tors one might not otherwise know creates 
new opportunities for friendship and colle- 
gial interaction. 

Community service forges connections 
between individuals and groups who believe 
in the cause of social justice. Service can be 
a fundamental way of developing insight 
into one's own identity and can assist in de- 
termining how one contributes to society. It 
is a way to help change others' lives while si- 
multaneously changing one's own. Volun- 

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teerism helps to instill the importance of 
connection to something larger than oneself. 
For many young people, participation in 
community service nurtures a lifelong com- 
mitment to the importance of giving back to 

As our graduates know, Governor Dum- 
mer Academy's motto, non sibi sed aliis, "not 
for oneself, but for others," emphasizes the 
importance that service and care for others 
plays in our community. Students are obli- 
gated to perform fifty hours of community 
service as a graduation requirement, and the 
majority exceed this expectation. On one 
Sunday each fall, the entire campus is trans- 
formed into to a Special Olympics soccer 
venue; the enthusiasm with which the stu- 
dents and faculty support the athletes and 
their families is inspirational. It is moving to 
watch ten buses depart from campus on 
Martin Luther King Day carrying students to 
the various North Shore social service agen- 
cies at which they will volunteer that day. The 
passion with which our students and faculty 
speak about their spring break experiences 
helping rebuild rural West Virginian commu- 
nities provides an uplifting contrast to the 
stories of school shootings and alienated 
adolescents in so much of the news today. 
Student-initiated food drives, fundraisers for 
disadvantaged families, and visits by choral 
groups to senior centers provide further evi- 
dence that civic education is alive and well in 
Byfield. Our motto continues to inform pow- 
erfully the education of this generation of 
students at Governor Dummer Academy. 

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As our graduates know, Governor 
Dummer Academy's motto, 
non sibi sed aliis, "not for oneself, 
but for others," emphasizes the 
importance that service and care 
for others plays in our community. 

Meghan Lucy '02 and Jocelyn Scheintaub '02 
volunteering in Virginia this spring 

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We set off the first morning of vacation at the ungodly hour of 7 a.m. 
Grumbles about the time were quickly squelched by the anticipation of 
our adventure. Mr. Brace and I were driving a crew of eight students 
away from New England's "Storm of the Century" into the hills and 
"hollers" of far-western Virginia. It was a new experience for all of us 
and even I, who had been talking with our contacts at the Southeast 
Rural Community Assistance Project, had no real idea of what to expect. 

We were going down to do a week of service 
in a small community outside of Grundy, va, 
about 15 miles from the Kentucky and West 
Virginia borders, and 950 miles and a world 
away from GDA. Without our maps and di- 
rections, our cell phones and walkie-talkies, 
our bags and coolers of food — in case we 
couldn't find sustenance on the way — we 
managed to load our sleeping bags and duf- 
fels into the vans with still some legroom for 
the passengers. The day was not auspi- 
cious — spitting snow and slush. But after 
Hartford, cr, the weather improved and we 
had easy traveling. 

We spent our first night in Washington, 
dc. After ten hours of driving, we stretched 
our legs by walking up and down the mall 
and around the Jefferson Memorial. Since 
most of the group had never been to our cap- 
ital, the one-night stop was an added perk to 
our trip. On Sunday we left the youth hostel 
at 6 am for the final leg of our journey. We 
crossed over to the western part of Virginia 
and drove south via Roanoke. The green 
countryside greeted us as we sped along our 
way. Hawks and turkey vultures soared 
above. As we neared our destination, the Ap- 
palachian Mountains appeared. New views 
of cutaway mountainsides appeared around 
every curve and through every tunnel. The 
designated road became narrower, streams 
appeared by the roadside and suddenly, or so 
it seemed after our second ten-hour drive, we 
were there. Just past the town of Grundy, we 
arrived at the Rocklick District Community 

Center. Leona, the director, and her son 
Nathan greeted us, and showed us around 
the office and the two apartments where we 
would stay and work for the next week. 

Rocklick is a relatively new community 
center. Leona and her mother Ruth started it 
a year ago to provide services to the local 
community of several towns, totalling 8500 
people. Leona finds local sources of donated 
food, clothing and supplies, and she searches 
the Web for organizations such as Feed the 
Children that provide similar items to be dis- 
tributed to the needy. Periodically a big semi 
trailer lumbers into their small compound 
and unloads boxes of food, cartons of used 
clothing, toiletries and other items. Leona 
and the volunteers from the area organize 
the donations and then distribute them to 
members of the community on designated 
days throughout the month. They also do 
some social work and provide temporary 
housing for victims of fires and other disas- 
ters. The physical plant consists of two 
houses and two cinder block sheds, all of 
which belong to a local woman who cannot 
care for the buildings herself, so she allows 
the center to use the houses in exchange for 

After dinner on the first night, Leona as- 
signed us to our jobs for the next day. Re- 
quests for assistance from people in the com- 
munity had involved mostly outside work 
and the weather forecast was not good for 
working outdoors while we were there. 
Leona needed help at the center, doing some 

of the upkeep on the houses themselves and 
organizing the storage rooms. Our tasks were 
to organize the latest shipments of goods, 
which were stacked helter skelter in six 
rooms, and to clean and repair the center it- 
self. We were split into several teams that 
first day: Cory and Justin were to repair a bro- 
ken ceiling and replaster it under the super- 
vision of Robert; Ande, Jocelyn and Ben were 
to clean and paint the kitchen and bathroom 
in one apartment with me; and Vin, Meghan 
and Lindsay were to carry and sort and re- 
sort and stack and unstack boxes with Mr. 
Brace. One of us did KP duty and all of us 
ended up much dustier and dirtier than we 
had been at the beginning of the day. 

When these inside jobs were done on the 
next day, groups reshuffled and Mr. Brace led 
his new crew outside to start clearing brush 
and junk from the hillside behind the center. 
Over the years, the dirt on the 60 degree 
slope behind our compound had eroded onto 
the tops of the roofs of the two storage sheds, 
making the roofs quite rotten so that the use- 
fullness of the sheds was much reduced. The 
group first cut brambles and then dug out 
the hillside, so that the sheds would stand 
free and clear. This was all done in a snow- 
storm! Our valley was just brushed by the 
storm that dumped three feet of snow on 
New England. They cleared the hodgepodge 
from inside the sheds and finished demolish- 
ing the roofs with sledgehammers (FUN!) — 
and took time out for some serious snowball 
fights (more FUN!). Then they started recon- 
struction: the outside crew measured the 
new roofs and cut the supports and under- 
layment. They moved the tarpaper inside to 
be warmed up so it could be unrolled with- 
out cracking. The whole shed project turned 
into a three-day affair, but when it was fin- 
ished, the wooden pallets fit neatly between 
the two sheds, and we completely stuffed one 
of the sheds with a shipment of books. 

Thursday morning was trash day, so we 
created a pile about 10 feet wide x 20 feet long 
x 4 feet high — and then helped the trash col- 
lectors pile it into their truck. In keeping with 
the theme, those of us not on roofing detail 
drove over hills to help Robert, our supervisor, 
do some yard work around his home. He had 


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Geoff Brace (faculty) 

Cory Demuth '03 plastering the ceiling 

been a coal miner, but injury forced him to re- 
tire many years ago. Now he and his wife 
spend their time picking up and delivering 
food and supplies to neighbors in the area 
who cannot get to a distribution center. 
Robert uses a trailer on his property to tem- 
porarily store the items he collects, but in re- 
cent years brambles had overgrown his prop- 
erty. We cut the brambles and brush and piled 
it up with odd pieces of lumber and other 
flammables, but we were sorely disappointed 
when the bonfire did not catch. It had simply 
been too wet from the previous weeks. 

Our hosts during this week — Leona, Ruth, 
Annette and Von — made sure that our bod- 
ies were fueled with some substantial calo- 
ries. Every night we feasted on meals of 
southern fried chicken, beans and peas 
cooked with smoked bacon, creamed corn, 
biscuits and corn bread, the most divine 
mashed potatoes, deviled eggs and sweet po- 
tato and custard pies. Charlene made us a 
wonderful beef stew, more chicken and some 
homemade pickled beets. We were on our 
own for breakfasts, but managed to get in a 
few more calories with cinnamon biscuits, 

scrambled eggs and apple pancakes. 

Our Virginia experience did not stop with 
the evening meal. Some nights we spent in 
our apartments, by playing charades or Con- 
nect Four and hanging out. Leona made sure, 
however, that we were also entertained in the 
local style. One night she took us to a square 
dance. The "Virginia Squares" dance club put 
us through our paces. Even though they 
dance in circles, not in sets of four couples, 
they still "allemande left" and "grand right 
and left." We could not have won a square 
dance competition at the end of the night, 
but we sure had fun. On another night, we 
went to an auction and bid on trinkets to 
help us remember the experience. To cap off 
the week, on our last night we went to a blue- 
grass jam session. About twice a week, 15 
musicians from Virginia, West Virginia and 
Kentucky gather just to play. Some of the 
musicians were also good dancers and they 
taught us how to clog. At the end of the 
evening, the musicians offered a prayer of 
thanks for our help in the communities 
and wished us safe travel back to our 
homes up north. 

Surprisingly, our week quickly came to an 
end. With a few last minute touches on the 
apartments, a few final photographs and 
hugs all around, we left Rocklick a day early 
to try to avoid the predicted weather that 
threatened our route home. We did not have 
very much time to explore the area, and 
never got to the Breaks Interstate Park that 
we had heard so much about. We did not get 
to have storytelling by some old-timers — the 
night that it was scheduled turned out to be 
too snowy for safe driving. We also did not 
have the opportunity to help people in the 
community with their individual projects. 
In spite of that, the bonding that took place 
among the GDA group, the new friends we 
made in Virginia, the satisfaction of a hard 
day's work and the thrill of acquiring new 
skills, all made our time memorable. Every 
one of us suffered withdrawal— "Virginia- 
sickness," rather than homesickness, one of 
the students called it. We look forward to 
our return trip next year. How could we 
stay away? 

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— shares story of survival 


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A Family Story from SouthSi 

Each year the common book committee, an organization of gda students 
and faculty representatives, selects a book for the entire community to read and then 
invites the author to campus for a day of lively conversation, sharing and learning. 
This year the committee asked Michael MacDonald to come to campus to discuss his 
acclaimed memoir All Souls: A Family Story from Southie. While on campus MacDonald 
conducted three workshops for GDA students and concluded the day by addressing 
the entire community. In each of the workshops, "Writing as Healing," "Community 
Activism," and "Race and Class in America" he shared with the students and faculty 
his own experiences and how they helped him to develop into the person he is today. 

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As a young child in the 1970s, Michael Mac- 
Donald moved to South Boston, a neighbor- 
hood riddled with violence and crime, poi- 
soned by prejudice and seething with hate. It 
was a community united by poverty and fear. 
It was an environment that claimed the life 
of four of his siblings and so many friends. It 
was a place that he had to run away from, but 
also a home to which he would return. 

Today, MacDonald is a peace activist 
working to unite the poorest communities in 
Boston, the predominantly black neighbor- 
hood of Roxbury and South Boston, his pri- 
marily white hometown. Peace activist is an 
poignant role for a man who, as a boy, 
chanted along with an incensed white mob 
angered by the integration of schools. How- 
ever, as an adult he realized the citizens of 
Roxbury face many of the same obstacles 
that he confronted in South Boston. Both are 
poor neighborhoods where drugs, anger and 
apathy thwart hope and strangle success. 

In his book MacDonald recalls the turmoil 
he survived while growing up in South 
Boston. He remembers being swallowed up 
by the anti-busing riots of the 70s and still 
mourns for his siblings and friends lost to the 
treacheries of drugs, organized crime and 
domestic abuse. He explains that parents 
sacrificed their children's education for their 
stubborn bigotry and that fear committed 
the community into a silence that benefited 
only the corrupt. He attributes his survival to 
an ability to "step outside of any kind of 
chaotic situation and to say 'That's not nec- 
essarily me. That's not going to determine 
who I am." 

Rather, he chose to determine his own life 
and to help others rise above what pulls 
many in a community down. His work has 
become for him an integral part of a healing 
process, overcoming and moving beyond the 
tragedies of his childhood. 

MacDonald began his work as a commu- 
nity activist with the black and Latino com- 
munities in Boston. Unlike South Boston, he 
found that these communities were dis- 
cussing the failures of their society and al- 
ready seeking solutions. Raised in a culture 
that forbade mention of anything bad, Mac- 
Donald was surprised to realize how liberat- 

ing it was to talk about what he had come 
through and to memorialize those who did 
not survive. Immersing his life in preventing 
violence offered MacDonald a gratifying out- 
let for the pains of his past. He learned that 
activism gave him and others a sense of em- 
powerment. Grassroots campaigns promot- 
ing peace provided an alternative to people 
exhausted by the destruction of drugs, sui- 
cide and violence. Working together, people 
had the courage and confidence to feel that 
they could change the world. 

Understanding the power of peoples' 
voices, MacDonald wanted to help the peo- 
ple of his South Boston community affect a 
positive change, yet he was afraid. He knew 
that many would not welcome an activist 
who spoke openly of the torments of society. 
He also understood that success of any com- 
munity program was dependent on the par- 
ticipation of people in that community. 

Plowing through his fears, MacDonald re- 
turned home determined to share his mes- 
sage of hope. Mothers, weary of living in fear 
and anger, heard the opportunity for healing 
in his message and young people, eager for a 
better future, embraced his optimism. Drawn 
together, their voices were stronger and more 
effective. The balance of power shifted. Si- 
lence would no longer serve as muscle for the 
crooked. Crime would still exist, but it would 
not be ignored. United, the community was 
able to experience tangible success in deter- 
ring crime and violence with programs like 
the gun-buyback initiative, credited with re- 
moving almost 3,000 guns from the streets in 
just four years. Promoting the program di- 
rectly supported the community. Through 
their work Boston would become a safer 
place to live. 

Working to improve society, MacDonald 
discovered another outlet of expression. As a 
community activist, MacDonald wrote let- 
ters to the editors of local newspapers and 
publications and found that through writing 
he was able to articulate his concerns, ideas 
and beliefs. Cognizant that what he was writ- 
ing was being printed and read, he realized 
that what he had to share with others was of 
value and he wanted to share more. He 
wanted to tell his story, his family's story, to 

everyone. Writing became not only a form of 
expression, but also an extension of the heal- 
ing process. He was able to reconcile with his 
past by revisiting it. Writing All Souls: A Fam- 
ily Story from Southie was a penance, a way of 
acknowledging the storm that he somehow 
was able navigate. 

Soon after the book was published, Mac- 
Donald moved back to South Boston. During 
an interview filmed in his hometown, he re- 
alized how much he missed his old neighbor- 
hood. In forgiving his past he was able to rec- 
ognize the sense of community in South 
Boston as an admirable quality. Criminals 
and the corrupt may have used this sense of 
community to coerce silence and prolong ha- 
tred. However, he now realizes that it was 
abuse of that spirit that was wrong, not the 
people of South Boston's commitment to 
each other. 

Today, MacDonald continues his work to 
foster peace, eradicate bigotry and promote 
community activism. He has helped commu- 
nities to work through boundaries of hate by 
pointing out that it is often their prejudices 
that prevent them from overcoming what 
holds them back. He encourages people to 
put aside their differences, be they cultural, 
religious or economic, and work together to- 
ward the common goal of peace and prosper- 
ity. MacDonald notes that it is the responsi- 
bility of all to become involved. The burden 
of activism does not lie on those in power or 
those in need. What happens in South 
Boston affects not only the citizens of South 
Boston, but eventually the world as a whole. 
What someone does on behalf of his or her 
neighbor benefits not only the neighbor, but 
society in general. 

In sharing his story with the GDA com- 
munity, MacDonald delivered a challenge to 
all: to become involved with the world 
around them and to use talents and abilities 
to influence the lives of others. MacDonald 
has realized the power within himself and in- 
vokes others to become participants in a 
progression towards peace. 

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Martin Luther King, 
Jr. Service Day 

On January 17, 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning 
author, psychiatrist and Harvard University 
professor Robert Coles addressed the GDA 
community as the keynote speaker for the 
Academy's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Day program. Along with four volunteers for 
the urban peace corps program, City Year, 
and two faculty members, Perry Nelson and 
Alex White, who served in the Peace Corps, 
Coles helped the GDA community commem- 
orate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s lifetime com- 
mitment to helping others. Explaining that 
the measure of a human being should be not 
in the degrees one has earned, but rather in 
how one treats others. He said, "The biggest 
question for you and me in our lives — after 
we've taken all the tests in the world — is 
'What kind of life have we lived? How have 
we behaved to our fellow human beings?' " 
GDA, which proudly bears the motto Non 
Sibi Sed Alliis, embraced this call to service. 
The following year the school observed Mar- 
tin Luther King, Jr. Day as a day of service. 
Dean of Faculty Bill Quigley, who at the time 
was chair of the history department, coordi- 

Maria Moore '01 at a YMCA 
day care on MLK Service Day 

nated the day's activities. In an inspiring in- 
vocation, Quigley reminded the GDA com- 
munity that in honoring King, a hero to all 
Americans, it is "much finer to act this day 
and every day in the spirit of his moral vision 
of America." Following the address, everyone 
piled into vans and buses to begin the service 
part of the day. Some volunteered at home- 
less shelters, others sang for elderly confined 
to retirement homes, several helped out at 
community centers, and everyone spent the 
day in service — not for self, but for others. 
This day in 1995 was the first in what has be- 
come an annual event for GDA. 

Each year, the entire GDA community 
comes together in Mosley Chapel, a convoca- 
tion begins the day and the students, faculty 
and staff head out to celebrate the life of 
Martin Luther King, Jr. The day is an accu- 
mulation of efforts by two student volunteers 
and Student Activities Director Tim Weir. In 
the months leading up to the event, the serv- 
ice day team has scheduled volunteers with 
many non-profit and community organiza- 
tions, invited a key note speaker, arranged 
transportation and resolved all the logistics. 
This year, the team's organization and efforts 
enabled the GDA community to reach out to 
over 20 organizations on the North Shore. 

It is an exhilarating day for the GDA com- 
munity as they are reminded of the satisfac- 
tion achieved in reaching out to others and 
lending a hand. While the organizations vis- 
ited send cards of thanks for lugging boxes, 
entertaining children, befriending the eld- 
erly, and feeding the hungry, it is our com- 
munity who is grateful for the opportunity to 
make a difference. As buses head back to 
campus, excited riders proudly share stories 
about what they did and how much they 
were able to help. After spending the day 
meeting new friends and helping neighbors, 
the only disappointment is that the day was 
too short. 

Six years ago, Robert Coles challenged the 
GDA community to not only be smart and 
academically successful, but to also be "de- 
cent and honorable" people. GDA answered 
the challenge, establishing a new tradition 
for the academy. A tradition of spending the 
day as community, helping our community. 

Non Sibi SedAliis 
A School's Motto, 
A Community's 
Commitment to 

All students are required to fulfill a commu- 
nity service obligation before graduating 
from Governor Dummer Academy. The re- 
quirement echoes the sentiment of acad- 
emy's mission statement that recognizes the 
GDA community as one that "values team- 
work, service and respect for others." Re- 
quirement? Obligation? That does not sound 
fun, but Community Service Director Dr. 
Susan Oleszko-Szuts will argue the contrary. 
She explains that students really enjoy the 
work they do on behalf of the community 
and that their experience with the program 
is one of their most memorable at GDA. 

Students may receive community service 
credit by participating in the afternoon com- 
munity service program. The program offers 
students a variety of volunteer opportunities 
including planning the Special Olympics soc- 
cer tournament held at GDA each fall, teach- 
ing children to swim at the YMCA, organiz- 
ing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day, 
providing child-care for women in need, 
comforting the elderly at the Port Healthcare 
Center, assisting the staff at Anna Jaques 
Hospital, and more. Once involved with an 
activity, most students truly value the time 
spent reaching out to others and do become 
invested in the people with whom they are 
working. Marjory Searles, a junior from By- 
field, ma, taught young children to swim at 
the YMCA in Ipswich and lights up in recall- 
ing the progress the children made during 
the course. Amazed by their success, Marjory 
takes pride in having helped them achieve it. 
Andrea Tagliamonte '01 of Byfield, ma, will al- 
ways remember the people she worked with 
at Port Rehab in Newburyport. During her 
sophomore year she spent afternoons at the 
nursing home talking to the residents, play- 
ing games with them, painting some of the 
women's nails, and bringing them their mail. 

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Andrea affectionately remembers a patient 
who, confined to a wheelchair, took great de- 
light in the opportunity to venture outdoors 
when the two would walk around the outside 
of the center together. Students realize that 
community service is not just serving the com- 
munity, it is an activity that involves becom- 
ing a part of that community. 

Through the afternoon program, GDA has 
established strong bonds with many non- 
profit organizations in the area. In fulfilling 
their graduation requirement, students pro- 
vide valuable assistance to the programs for 
which they volunteer. One of the volunteer 
projects involves working with children from 
troubled and sometimes violent back- 
grounds. In interacting with the children the 
GDA students provide them with positive 
role models, something these children often 
lack. Leuvis Olivero '01 of Lawrence, ma, con- 
nected with the children he met working 
with that project. "Some of these kids come 
from backgrounds similar to mine. There 
was a natural bond," he recalls. Making that 
connection helped these children more than 
Leuvis may have realized. These children 
need examples of caring young adults, peo- 
ple they can aspire to model; in sharing their 
time and reaching out, GDA students pro- 
vide that example. 

Many students also serve their communi- 
ties independently. Students tutor young 
children students at area schools, volunteer 
at summer camps, work at animal shelters, 
and more. Diana Cousins '02 of Revere, ma, 
organized a children's theater program this 
winter. The culmination of the program was 
a production of the Wizard ofOz in the Frost 
Library in April. The production demanded 
an extraordinary amount of time and energy 
but Diana's enthusiasm never waned. The 
students' creativity and excitement for their 
community service projects continually im- 
press Dr. Oleszko-Sutz, who reports on proj- 
ects that have taken students not only out to 
the local community, but also to other states 
and other countries. Those seeking out proj- 
ects quickly realize that the opportunities 
and the needs are endless. 

What speaks highest of the community 
service program at GDA is our students' de- 
sire to serve beyond what is required. Mar- 
jory Searles so enjoyed her swimming lessons 

at the YMCA she went back the following 
year to teach again. Caitlin Brown '01 of 
North Andover has spent the last four sum- 
mers at the Brooks Day Camp. She looks for- 
ward to spending her lazy, hazy day with the 
young campers, taking them to swimming 
lessons, entertaining them with songs, and 
teaching them new games. Dr. Oleszko-Szuts 
also notes that often it is the students who 
intially resisted the program most who are 
the ones that come back to serve again. Peo- 
ple are surprised by how good it feels to 
make a difference. Realizing the satisfaction 
and joy in helping other, most volunteers ex- 
ceed the school's expectations. 

For some, the community service program 
at GDA is the beginning of a lifetime com- 
mitment. Senior Caitlin Brown has elected to 

go to Stonehill College next year because of 
the school's community service program. She 
does not think it will be difficult to meet the 
freshman year community service require- 
ment and is excited to work with Into the 
Streets, a Stonehill program designed to in- 
troduce students to regular volunteer oppor- 
tunities. Leuvis Olivero also chose a school 
rich with service opportunities. Next year he 
will attend Trinity College in Connecticut 
with plans to work at the Boys and Girls Club 
on campus as well with programs that reach 
out to the citizens of Hartford. 

Community service is an integral part of 
the GDA experience. Non Sibi Sed Aliis is not 
only the school motto, it is perhaps one of 
the greatest lessons the school teaches its 

Special Olympic participants at the annual soccer tournament organized by GDA students 

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Not for Self, But for 

In support of students who volunteered to 
spend their spring break in the mountains of 
Virginia working with Volunteers for Com- 
munities, many GDA students participated 
in a "Jeans and Hat Day." For a $2 donation, 
students were permitted to wear jeans for 
the day, and for $1 they were allowed to don a 
hat, attire ordinarily prohibited by GDA's 
dress code. 

On February 26, GDA hosted the third 
annual American Red Cross Blood Drive. 
Student organizers, led by senior Caitlin 
Macintosh and junior Mike Woods, set an 
ambitious goal of 90 volunteers and the GDA 
community responded enthusiastically to 
help them exceed their expectations. Several 
students who were not able to donate blood 
participated in the event by volunteering at 
the registration table or serving as donor 

For the second year in a row the GDA 
community participated in the American 
Cancer Society's Daffodil Days. The annual 
campaign raises money to support the Can- 
cer Society's mission to diminish suffering 
from cancer, through research, education, 
advocacy, and service. Many of the flowers 
purchased by GDA participants were do- 
nated anonymously as "gifts of hope" to can- 
cer patients. 

Project Outreach, a student-run club that 
models its activities on the school's motto, 
non sibi sed aliis, was quite busy during the 
first semester. In November co- presidents 
Heather Jameson '02 and Rachelle Dennis '02 
led the group in raising over $400 to buy 
turkeys and pies for Thanksgiving dinners, 
which Pettengill House of Salisbury served to 
needy area families. 

The students also organized the annual 
Giving Tree to help collect holiday gifts for 
the Stocking Program, an annual event spon- 
sored by Community Service, Inc. in New- 
buryport. With the generous cooperation of 
the GDA community, they were able to do- 

nate many gifts that were given to young 
children in the area. 

Lastly, after an inspiring chapel talk given 
by freshman Julie Benjamin, the group spon- 
sored another "Jeans and Hat Day" which 
raised $550 for the Santiago family of 
Lawrence. The money was donated to Life- 
Links, an organization that is helping the 

Santiagos purchase a wheelchair-accessible 
van in order to transport the children in the 
family, all of whom are afflicted with debili- 
tating muscle degeneration. Project Out- 
reach looks forward to a successful spring of 
helping others. 

Revere Teen in Line for Top Scout Award: 


At 8 o'clock on a recent Saturday morning, Diana Cousins, 17, had been up for a while, search- 
ing her Revere home for a stage prop that would hide a pint-sized Wizard of Oz. 

Cousins, a junior at Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, would be overseeing a grade 
school production of the play the next day — the culmination of a four-month project that 
qualifies her to receive the Girl Scout's highest achievement, the Gold Award, at a ceremony 
in June. 

While Cousins described the award as "a great honor," one gets the feeling she's already re- 
ceived her prize. 

"It's a lot of work," Cousins said, "but it's really, really fun. It pays off the day of the show. It's 
really given me a taste of responsibility." 

According to the Star and Spindle Girl Scout Council in Andover, the Gold Award goes to 
senior scouts who have earned seven other recognitions and who carry out an independent 
project demonstrating commitment to their community and requiring at least 50 hours of 
work. In Cousins' case, it involved first purchasing a 100-page "Wizard of Oz" script and edit- 
ing it to 20 pages to accommodate the eight 6- to 8-year-old actors, most of whom are chil- 
dren of Governor Dummer Academy faculty and attend Newburyport elementary schools. 
Then came months of rehearsals, costuming and set-building. Other academy students re- 
cruited by Cousins to help were able to earn community service credits. 

Governor Dummer Academy headmaster Marty Doggett called Cousins' project "an ex- 
traordinary labor of love" and said she is "one of those great forces for good here at the school." 

This is the 10th year of girl scouting for Cousins, who also sings in three school choruses, 
has studied dance for 14 years, and has participated in Tufts University drama workshops 
since second grade. Only a tiny percentage of Girl Scouts make it to this level, many dropping 
out during the middle school years. And Cousins knows why: "It's not very fashionable to be a 
Girl Scout." But image has never been important to her, Cousins added. That confidence ap- 
parently kept critics at bay. 

"If people ever bothered me about it, it didn't affect me. And I could count on one hand the 
people who bothered me — it didn't happen," she said. 

"It's great for other girls to see her," said Diana's mother, Lorraine Cousins, "and say, 'it's OK 
to be a Girl Scout'." 


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In late February the GDA community was delighted by the Frenc.- 
Vincent. Residing on a converted barge in Paris, France, Vincent travels the world usi 
his gift to introduce French culture and language to captivated audiences. With a po 
erful resonant voice, he is personable and dynamic, as well as an outstanding musicie 
During his concerts, the language barrier is overcome by his showmanship and the live 
spirit of his music. His songs, a blend of folk, jazz, rock, and ethnic rhythms offer auc 
ences direct contact with contemporary French poetry and songs. While at GDA he p< 
formed songs from a recently produced album of James Taylor songs adapted in Frenc 
Those in attendance were taught the verses to some of the songs and invited to si: 
along. It was a delightful evening that left us all singing Vincent's praises — in Frern 

This winter the GDA community was enriched by 

special guests who shared their talents and taught 
us more about the world around us. Stage, song and 

script were the classroom and we were all students. 


in celebration of February s Black History Month aitu. * 
March's Women's History Month, GDA welcomed Melodie Thompson to 
campus on February 27, 2001 to share her portrayal of the only female 
buffalo soldier, Cathay Williams. Buffalo Soldiers were African American 

nen that the U.S. Army recruited to fight the Indians as the country ex- 
panded into the western frontier. The talented Ms. Thompson trans- 
ported the audience back to the late 1800s as she brought to life Cathay 
Williams, a black woman who disguised herself as a man to enlist in the 

J.S. military as a Buffalo Soldier. Thompson took to the stage and trans- 
formed herself into Williams, describing life as a slave, Civil War army 
cook, and Buffalo Soldier. The seemingly first hand account of Williams's 
life was fascinating as she described the tortures of slavery and pride and 
respect she cherished as a soidier.The audience was drawn into thepro- 
duction as Williams talked directly to them and invited their questions 
and comments. 

Thompson's depiction of Cathav Williams at GDA was an abbreviated 

presentation of the one-act play Only A Woman which she has performed 
throughout the country. 

Melodie Thompson as Cathay William 

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The Royal Palace i%Bangkok, Thailand 

The first stop was in Seoul, a bustling megalopolis of over 
16 million inhabitants. The city is a shopper's delight where 
consumers can choose from historic street malls to modern 
facilities with all the latest franchise operations. A capital- 
ist's fantasy, this city is also a haven for art and culinary en- 
thusiasts. Restaurants serve food that captivate the senses 
and museums display many treasures, from historic arti- 
facts dating back to 400 b.c. to Korean contemporary art. 

While in Korea the Doggetts and Mr. Stowen 
were guests at a reception at the Grand In- 
tercontinental Hotel that was well attended 
by GDA alumni/ae, parents of current stu- 
dents, and prospective students. Guests in- 
cluded Ms. Jiseop Yoon '85; Mr. and Mrs. 
Yongwoo Kil, parents of Sung-Jin Kil '03; In 
Ho Suh's '04 father, Mr. Sunghoon Suh; Mr. 
Jai-Gin Cho and Mrs. Kyung-im Park, parents 
of Hee Jeong Cho '00; Mr. Jung II Shin, father 
of Seyong Shin '94; Mr. and Mrs. Kyoung J. 
Min, parents of Scott Min, '00; Mr. Hyun Ho 
Han and Ms. Kyoung Choi parents of Yea Ry- 
oung Han '00 and Jun Sung Han '04; the par- 
ents of Jung-Jo Cha '02, Mr. Hoon Young Cha 
and Ms. Myung-Hee Kim; Dr. Hung Tae 
Chung and Ms. Sam Kim, parents of Won 
Chung '02; Dr. Sang Kim and Dr. Myung Chot, 
parents of Bit Yeowool Kim '02; and Mr. and 
Mrs. Yon Goo Lee, parents of Hee Young Lee 
'01. After the gathering, the Suhs and Kils 
hosted the North American travelers to a tra- 
ditional Korean 15-course meal in an exqui- 
site 500-year-old home that had been con- 
verted into a restaurant. 

During their stay in Korea, the GDA con- 
tingent also had the opportunity to interview 
a number of very capable students who were 
interested in matriculating at American 
boarding schools. They also met with educa- 
tional consultants who refer families to 
American schools. This provided a useful 
opportunity to explain the mission of GDA 

Aki Soto '95 in the Imperial Palace 
Garden in Tokyo 

and the qualities that make for a successful 

The final day in Seoul was reserved for a 
full day of sightseeing and museum tours 
graciously led by Mrs. Kil and her niece. 

The group's intrepid adventurers next 
headed east to Tokyo where they were met by 
Akinobu (Aki) Sato '95. That evening the 
Doggetts and Mr. Stowens spent an enjoyable 
evening with Aki, Mizutani Kenichi '96 and 
the parents of Yuki Tsubomastu '98, learn- 
ing of the post-GDA successes of our Japan- 

ese graduates. The next day was spent at the 
Sakae Institute, an organization that has 
helped to place many Japanese students at 
Governor Dummer. Weaknesses in the 
Japanese economy had temporarily dimin- 
ished the pool of candidates seeking educa- 
tional opportunities in the United States, 
however there now seems to be a resurgence 
of interest, especially by candidates with 
musical talent. The officials at the Sakae In- 
stitute were very impressed to learn of the 
construction of GDA's new performing arts 

Tokyo is a dynamic, pulsating metropolis 
with tall buildings soaring into the sky and 
impeccable gardens meticulously manicured 
to create a visual splendor. The Tokyo Fish 
Market, one of the largest in the world, awed 
the American visitors. Vendors, who trans- 
ported and displayed their wares on hand 
carts and three-wheeled motorized vehicles, 
sold every kind offish imaginable. Aki served 
as a knowledgeable tour guide, showing off 
some of the majesty of his native city. To con- 
clude the visit to Japan Aki, and his parents 
treated the Doggetts and Mr. Stowens to a 
succulent meal that included spicy soup, 
jellyfish, shark fin, shrimp and almond jelly 
for dessert. 

The group headed west to Bangkok, a city 
teeming with crowds of people and cars. The 
city lies along the banks of the Chao Phya 
River which is vital to both transportation 
and the economy. Not only the best way to 
get around the city, the river is used to har- 
vest bounties of fish and sand, transport im- 
mense barges, and provide quick cooling 
swims for the people of Bangkok. In the 
middle of all the hustle and bustle, ornate 
temples, revered shrines, and opulent royal 
homes offer sanctuary. 

While in Bangkok, Paitoon Maneepairoj 
'74 served as gracious host and sponsor for 
the Doggetts and Mr. Stowens. Mr. Ma- 
neepairoj arranged for a wonderful reception 
at the Oriental Hotel for several alums and 
their families, including Pongsatorn Suk- 
sanjum '81, Boonsit Yimwadsana '96's 
mother, parents of current student Ted Chen 
'02, and many parents of prospective stu- 
dents. The following day, Mr. Maneepairoj 
took his guests on an extensive tour of 

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Paitoon Maneepairoj '74 with Marty Doggett 

Chris Stowens sampling food in 
Seoul, Korea with Mrs. Kil P'03 

Bangkok that included the temple Bat Ben- 
chamaborphit, The King's Residence, Chi- 
tralada Billa, the Bimanmek Mansion, and 
the Teak Palace, among others. The Royal 
Palace was perhaps the most memorable of 
all these impressive sights. The Palace is 
composed of a series of lavish buildings and 
shrines. Gilded and adorned with glass jew- 
els and intricate carvings, the buildings come 
together to compose a grand masterpiece. 
Another remarkable sight was the Jim 
Thompson House. Jim Thompson was an 
American who revived the Thai silk trade 
after World War II and then mysteriously 
vanished in the jungles of Malaysia. Before 
his disappearance, he assembled a series of 
several traditional Thai houses and united 
them as one magnificent estate. The house 
was filled with beautiful artifacts from all 
over Southeast Asia. 

The Doggetts and Mr. Stowens met with 
representatives of the Bangkok Bank to dis- 
cuss the possibilities of future student refer- 
rals. They were able to inform this placement 
agency that in 2001-2002, the Thai govern- 
ment has agreed to resume the Thai Scholar 
program after a five-year hiatus. Hopefully, 
GDA will now begin to see more students 
from Thailand applying for admission. 

The Doggetts at a temple in Bangkok 

The final afternoon in Asia was spent 
playing golf at a course that featured female 
caddies in aqua jump suits and sounds of sa- 
cred music coming from a nearby Buddhist 
temple. Dinner was an exotic menu of squid 
stuffed with pork, noodles with seafood, and 
pigeon. Their stay in Bangkok concluded an 
exhilarating and exhausting adventure. Each 
city was unique in its beauty and grandeur, 
and it was wonderful to meet up with old 
friends, meet new friends and prospective 

students and be immersed in new cultures. 
Grateful to their gracious hosts and amazed 
by the sights they had seen, the group headed 
home to share their stories and pictures with 
the GDA community. 

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[sports news 


Basketball Team 


Soars to a necord- 






Undefeated Women's 
Volleyball Team 
Earns New England 

bat of West Palm Beach, fl the title of Tour- 
nament All-Star and freshman Emily Moore 
of Winfield, il was selected as the All-Tour- 
nament Player by the panel of coaches. The 
team's final season record was 22-0. 

On February 21, the Governor Dummer 
Academy Women's Varsity Basketball team 
secured their place as champions of the In- 
dependent School League for the first time in 
school history. In a 54-34 win over Nobles 
and Greenough, the Governors finished the 
season undefeated in their league and 20-3 

Earning a top seed in post-season play, the 
team faced and defeated Moses Brown 
School at home in the New England quarter- 
finals. Their 44-34 win enabled them to 
move on to the finals where they challenged 
the Brooks School for the championship at 
Worcester Academy. Playing with the deter- 
mination and spirit that had become a stan- 
dard for the team, they claimed their title as 

The GDA Women's Volleyball team com- 
pleted an amazing season on February 28 by 
winning the New England Winter Volleyball 
tournament held at the Gunnery School in 
Western Connecticut. GDA, the number one 
east seed, defeated Berkshire, the second 
west seed, in two straight games: 15-9, 15-9. 
Their win enabled them to advance to the fi- 
nals where they faced the number one west 
seed, Canterbury, for the best-of-five-games 
match. After falling in the first game 11-15, 
and trailing in the second game 6-1, the GDA 
women came back strong and defeated Can- 
terbury in the final three games: 15-13, 15-10, 

Their crowning as New England Champi- 
ons follows a remarkable season. GDA fin- 
ished the regular season with a record of 15-0 
and the distinct honor of winning every 
game of every match. On February 24, the 
team won the Eastern Independent League 
Championship on Saturday by defeating Mil- 
ton in two straight games. Outstanding effort 
in the competition earned junior Nicole Rob- 

Nicole Robbat '02 (left) and Elizabeth Kelleher '03 


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New England Champions in a 55-49 win. 
Recognizing the talents of several GDA 
players, the New England Prep School Ath- 
letic Council invited Ashley Mastrangelo '02 
of Marblehead, ma; Meghan O'Malley '03 
of Topsfield, ma; Anabel Perdomo '02 of 
Lawrence, ma; and Vanessa Russell '02 of 
Tewksbury, ma to play in the All Star game 
held on February 25 at Holy Cross College. 

Exciting Finish to 
Men's Basketball 

A 16-10 record earned the Men's Varsity Bas- 
ketball team a berth in the New England 
playoffs, which proved to be some of the 
most exciting of the season. Employing 
buzzer-beating shots and a tight, hard-work- 
ing defense, the team completed their season 
in thrilling style. 

In the quarterfinals of the New England 
Class C tournament, the team staged a 24-9 
comeback in a stunning 45-44 defeat of the 
number two seeded Rivers School. When 
Rivers missed a free-throw in the final sec- 
onds of the game, GDA had the ball and a 
chance to win. A 12-foot jumper attempt by 

Marco Joubert '01 driving to the basket 

As the women's basketball team captured thi 
acter of this group points to its ability to execute, to play a tenacious brand of basketball, 
and to discipline itself to rely on selfless play. The desire to win coupled with a refuse to 
lose attitude has led this team to its sucsess. 

It is no secret that there are great athletes on this team, and many might think that our 
success relied on these skills. My opinion is that more was in place than just talent. The 
execution of a game plan, and the tenacity and faith to stick with the plan were crucial 
elements of our to success. The ability of individuals to sacrifice selfish goals for the good 
of the team was an absolute must. All of these components fell into place for this team. 

This coach is very proud of this team. Every player has contributed to the success of 
this team, as they have been each other's toughest competition night in and night out dur- 
ing our practice sessions. T think that they have represented this school and its basketball 
program in a most outstanding manner. Let it also be known that the school's support for 
these players has been a key factor in their ability to step onto the court and perform in 
such an honorable way. 

— Coach Ike Suggs 

Meghan O'Malley '03 preparing to shoot 

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[sports news] 

the Govs hit the rim and bounced away, but 
the men in red recovered the ball and scored 
on the rebound to win the game. 

Their victory sent them on to face 
Kingswood Oxford for the semi-final game at 
Nobles and Greenough. The battle was an- 
other nail-biter that left fans on the edge of 
the seats until the final buzzer. Behind for 
most of the game, GDA came on strong in the 
second half to close in on their opponent. A 
missed GDA shot with seconds left on the 
clock pushed the game into overtime. An or- 
ganized defense and key baskets helped the 
Govs to secure a one-point lead but with only 
seconds left, Kingswood Oxford had the ball 
and was poised to score. GDA forced a 
turnover, gained control of the ball and when 
the final buzzer roared, GDA was on top with 
a final score of 53-52. 

GDA finished the tournament in second 
place, losing in the final game to Saint An- 
drew's. Seeded seventh, the Govs went far- 
ther than many had expected, but their suc- 
cess did not surprise the team who had set 
their sights high and refused to give up. 

Victories at the 
Murphy- Frost Arena 

Women's Hockey had a very exciting season. 
For the first time in school history the team 
qualified to play in the New England Tourna- 
ment. Throughout the season the team dis- 
played a great resiliance and come back from 
early deficits. The most thrilling victories 
came on the road. During the Westminster 
Tournament the Govs came back from a 
three-goal deficit against Thayer to win 8-6. 
The team also rallied to defeat Holderness at 
Holderness. The win proved to be a pivotal 
success enabling the team to qualify for the 
long-coveted championship play. 

A strong senior squad led the team with 
fierce defensive plays and aggressive offense. 
Team MVP Beth Depratto '01 of N. Lancaster, 
Ontario had an outstanding offensive sea- 

Beth DePratto '01 

Jeff Desmarais '01 (foreground) and Mike Zbringer '01 

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son, bringing her career scored goals to over 
50. Meg Lloyd '01 of Dedham, ma was hon- 
ored with the Coach's Award for her unwa- 
vering team spirit and commitment to team 
unity. Lauren Bonaventura '01 of Topsfield, 
ma was also recognized for her four years as 
a varsity player. 

The 2000-2001 Men's Varsity Hockey 
team enjoyed its fourth consecutive year of 
improvement. The season, with a 13-12-1 
overall record and an ISL Keller Division (Di- 
vision I) league record of 9-6-1, was good for 
fourth place behind New England Prep 
School Division I league champion St. Sebas- 
tian's, Nobles, and Lawrence. They finished 
with a 7-1-1 record at home capitalizing on 
the "home ice" advantage and great crowds 
during victories at home against Lawrence, 
Nobles, Thayer, Milton and Belmont Hill and 
a thrilling 7-6 win against non-league oppo- 
nent Holderness. 

Senior Michael Zbriger of Dollard Des 
Ormeaux, Quebec led the team in scoring 
with 23 goals and 22 assists for a total of 45 

points in 26 games, and he ended the year as 
the leading scorer in the Keller Division with 
16 goals and 16 assists for 32 points in 16 
league games. He was selected to the Divi- 
sion I East All-New England team and par- 
ticipated in the East-West Senior All-Star 
game. Keller Division All-League honors 
were awarded to Mike Zbriger, J.J. Morrissey; 
a junior from Winchester, ma; Gabe Winer, a 
junior from Stoughton, ma (for the second 
consecutive season); and Peter Langella, a 
junior from Manchester, nh. The team 
elected Mike Zbriger as Most Valuable Player 
and awarded Justin Becker, a senior from 
Stafford, va, with the Wasson Award (as un- 
sung hero). 

Seniors captain Jeff Desmarais (Manches- 
ter, nh), Mike Zbriger, Matthew Tomasetta 
(Kirkland, Quebec), Justin Becker, Tucker 
Corriveau (Freeport, me), and Richard 
Lufkin (Marion, ma) will graduate knowing 
that they were instrumental in the resur- 
gence of the Governor Dummer Academy 
hockey program. Their leadership, effort and 

enthusiasm led to our success this year and 
they helped to set the stage for even greater 
success for future GDA hockey teams. 

Winning On the Mat 

The Varsity Wrestling team also finished the 
season over 500 with an 11-8 record. In addi- 
tion to the team's outstanding season several 
wrestlers were recognized for their individ- 
ual success on the mat at the Graves-Kelsey 
Tournament. Rafael Rodriguez '02 of Haver- 
hill, ma; Ian Hughes '01 of Santa Fe, nm; and 
Alex Harris '02 of Georgetown, ma won 
championships for their divisions. Nino Bal- 
estrieri '01 of San Mateo, ca placed second. 
Rob Bliss '04 of Amherst, nh took second in 
his bracket at the JV tournament and Nathan 
Efinger '01 of Andover, ma took fifth. Rafael 
and Alex were also selected to represent GDA 
at the New England Tournament. 

Nino Balestrieri '01 persevering in a wrestling match 

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Harold H. Audet '38 

511 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, ca 93950-3705 





1926 - 

- 75TH 







June 8, 

9, 10, 2001 


Warren Lane '27 is one of our traveling 
alums and celebrated his 92ND birthday at 
Reunion 2000. He led the march of the 
classes as the senior alumnus present. He 
hopes to make it back to Reunion 2001, "God 
be willing!" In recent years he has been to 
France and the Orient and I envy him as I'm 
lucky if I get to the county seat in Salinas, ca. 

The C.F. Jameson & Co. has been in busi- 
ness for 75 years. Art Jameson '38 is still ac- 
tive as treasurer, and his son Ben '62 has re- 
placed him as head of the business. My notes 
indicate that Art is one of the last of the old 
guard to be active in business. I would like to 
hear from any others of our group who still 
work regularly. 

Tom Nathan '36 has retired from the 
lumber business, and has also acquired a 
new address. He now lives at 650 Laurel 
Avenue, Highland Park, il. In his note he 
asked if any other alums live in that area. If 
you do, he would like to hear from you. I have 
received a sad note from Bob Fuller of New- 
buryport telling me that his father Art 
Fuller '30 had passed away. Art had been 
well and active until about a year ago, and 
spent the last year of his life in a care facility 
in Rowley, ma. 

I have checked my records, and they indi- 
cate that Gray Adams '30, Richard Hosmer 
'30 and Frank Morrill '30 are still active. I 
would especially like to get notes from these 

These notes for the Archon have been 
shorter than usual, and I suspect that the 
date of my last class letter was particularly to 
blame. If any of you are into email I will get a 
message at The subject should 
read "for HHA" as several of us use the same 

Donald W. Stockwell 

39 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, vt 05301 

(802) 254-5504 

My usual request for news from the Class of 
'39 didn't bring the response I was looking for 
but I do appreciate the notes from the fol- 
lowing classmates. According to my printout 
there are 30 class members out there with 
only eight reporting in for this coming edi- 
tion. What about the rest of you? 

John Gannett reports his family is bright 
eyed and bushy tailed. He has completed and 
passed his Coast Guard Captains and Mas- 
ters license exam with a 97 percent average. 
He has also signed up for a towing endorse- 
ment, so if you are out on the high seas and 
run out of gas look for John who just might 
throw you a rope. 

Tom Parker sends his best wishes for 
2001 to all his old friends from GDA. He is en- 
joying the best of both worlds: retirement 
home in Florida and vacationing in North- 
field, ma in the fall. Hopefully he and I can 
get together this coming fall as we are only a 
few miles apart. 

Thayer Richardson keeps busy spending 
time between Melbourne, fl and Essex, ma. 
He spends his idle hours sailing his son's 
sloop, making models of schooners, swim- 
ming, riding his bike and helping make 
stained glass windows for his church. These 
activities must keep him healthy with little 
time left for the more mundane. 

John Koslowski continues to keep me in- 
formed but unfortunately is not in the best of 
health suffering from Parkinson's and the big 
C. It's always great to hear from him on a reg- 
ular basis. I know you join with me in wish- 
ing our very best to him. 

Try as I might I can't get a word out of 
Phil Simpson but his lovely wife, Sue, tells 
me they are in Kissimmee, fl for the winter, 
although if their past winters are any indica- 
tion they come north during that time for a 
few days of skiing in Maine. I'm saving a spot 
for Phil in the back row for the Alumni Glee 
Club Concert in June. 

I heard from my good friend and confi- 
dant, John Klotz, who never minces words 
when he drops me a line. This time he didn't 
fill me in on his activities but I'm sure he is 
not house bound. You can bet he'll be ringing 
Tom Tenney's doorbell one of these days. 

John Dunlap claims he is decrepit these 
days mainly due to the necessity of carrying 

oxygen wherever he goes because of emphy- 
sema. Travel has become a headache as he 
has to pay $50 for oxygen for each leg of a 
journey on a plane as he cannot bring his 
own supply on board. However, he still plans 
to visit his son in New Bern, nc late February 
or early March and will be driving with all his 
oxygen equipment. Good going, Jack, The 
Class of '39 is a hardy bunch! 

My good friend, Tom Tenney, whom I go 
to relieve my frustrations, says all is quiet in 
Ponte Vedra, fl. He survived Xmas and all is 
well. He never was one to get too excited. 

This is the last Archon until the fall issue 
so I'm reminding you of Alumni weekend, 
June 8-10. Having attended for the last sev- 
eral years I can vouch for a great time. How 
about it? Why not make plans to attend this 
one? If you haven't been back lately you are in 
for treat. 


William H. Torrey 

112 Fire Island Avenue 

Babylon, ny 11702 

(631) 669-4339 
pjtorrey2i @aol. com 

As I write my notes it's just five weeks till 
Spring and baseball spring training has al- 
ready begun. For those of us still living in the 
northern climates this is truly good news. I'm 
pleased to report your response for our class 
notes was quite good and my thanks to you. 
You may notice I have edited a few due to dif- 
ficulty in deciphering handwriting. Once 
more I would appreciate either printed or 
typewritten notes to me. 

Jim Dodge: Jim sends his new address — 
401-1400 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario, 
Canada L5E 3E1. He's just returned from a 
Mediterranean and Atlantic cruise. The trip 
and the weather were great. His new home is 
in suburban Toronto and across the street 
from his golf club. 

Bob Goodspeed now represents China's 
best and largest shearing tannery. He spent a 
week in China this past summer. He just 
spent 18 days in U.S.A. and Canada with the 
key executives visiting customers in ten dif- 
ferent cities. Bob and his wife Joanne have 
purchased a condo in Hampton, nh. Back 
from the coast they will spend six months in 
nh and six months in Florida. 

Bob Little and Jean attended the GDA re- 
union, his first reunion since graduation and 
his first visit to GDA since going into active 
duty in WW II in 1941. Bob's visit made him 
aware of the great changes that have oc- 


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spring 2001 

curred not only to GDA but to the area where 
he grew up. He visited many of his family 
spots (Boxford, Byfield, Topsfield, Turkey Hill 
and Newburyport) and had a great time. 

Bob Lyle reports the sale of their summer 
place in North Carolina. They are now year- 
round residents of Naples, fl on the west 
coast where they know how to COUNT. Bob 
has two step-grandchildren attending GDA, 
Katie Ebinger is a senior and Christopher a 
sophomore. Bob had radiation prostrate 
treatment in the fall and the MDs have given 
him good marks. (I also had the same treat- 
ment.), Bob is feeling fine, and he and his 
wife Thelma are playing a fair amount of golf 
and croquet. Bob is now a great-grandfa- 
ther — he must be getting old. 

Andy Bailey is still involved in legal mat- 
ters and also managing a private foundation 
or two. There's only one problem — Andy 
"blew out" his Achilles tendon which has 
been put together again. It is slow to heal. At 
the time of his writing Andy was heading 
south to Naples, fl for the winter. 

Bob Schumann had fun at the 6oth re- 
union with Bob Lyle and Bob Little — the 
three Bobs. He also attended graduation at 
GDA where his colleague Bill Moyers gave 
the address to the seniors. Moyers is the 
president of the Schumann Foundation 
which Bob chairs. He believes another board 
member of the Schumann foundation is 
going to make the graduation address this 
spring — Bill McKibben. Bob reports Bill 
McKibben is a great environmentalist. He 
wrote The End of Nature among others. Bob 
will be visiting Bob Lyle this Spring to help 
him become an octogenarian on April 7th. 
Your Class Secretary says, "Join the Group." 

David Solomon is finally retiring, sort of. 
In 2001 he will be working about one day a 
week. He and his wife will be playing golf the 
rest of the time. They have grown grandsons 
but no great grandchildren yet. He's asking 
where the last 60 years went. 

Benjamin Wright says he is still busy in 
the skating world and is also working on the 
iooth anniversary (2002) history of the Win- 
chester (ma) Country Club, a classic Donald 
Ross layout. They hope to go to Vancouver, 
bc for the 2001 World Figure Skating Cham- 
pionship. He is also busy with Rotary, Salva- 
tion Army, Masons and the bank. 

It is very difficult for Al Hutchinson to at- 
tend various activities at GDA but he's been 
busy in Maine on various projects. This year 
the Historical Society completed a history of 
Waterboro. He and his wife Edie were the ed- 
itors of the book of 250 pages, 100 pictures 
and nine maps. They also were on the Histor- 

ical Committee whose job it was to restore 
100 abandoned cemeteries in Waterboro. 
This was completed after 10 years of work. 

I received a card saying Donald Mor- 
timer passed away on September 29TH last 

Bill Little and his wife Ann went off to 
Newbury before Christmas for their sixth 
trip there this year. Plum Island is a great 
spot for family reunions. They rented an 
oceanfront place for the season and hope to 
repeat this in 2001. 

George Stobie just had triple by-pass sur- 
gery: fun-fun-fun. He's recovering nicely and 
going to Maine, Michigan and Kentucky this 
summer. He hopes to play golf again next 
month. He and his wife just love Kiawah Is- 
land — 17 miles south of Charleston. Great 
golfing mecca — 843-768-4641 — if anyone 
comes this way, stay with him. 


R.A. Little 

146 Fincks Basin Road 

Little Falls, ny 13365 

(315) 823-1662 


June 8, 9, 10, 2001 

Neal Cox reports: "Just returned from four 
weeks in Thailand. We served as volunteers 
under IESC, US Aid & Asia recovery to try to 
help them get back into world trade. I 
worked with a large foundry in Bangkok and 
would encourage others to try it. Wonderful 

George Leach's wife informs us that 
George is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's. 

Jack Miller says: "Over the years I have 
sailed through Little Falls with my boats on 
the Barge Canal. We circumnavigated the 
eastern United States via the east coast, 
Great Lakes, Mississippi River and Gulf of 
Mexico a while back. Now we live aboard in 
Ft. Lauderdale four months of the year and 
live in Wolfeboro, nh on Lake Winnipe- 
saukee in the summer. We built a ten ton, 47 
foot ship model that carries 10 people. It is a 
one-fifth scale model of the motor ship Mt. 
Washington. I have been lucky enough to see 
a lot of the world over time. Retired 20 years 
ago from the insurance business and as inn 
keepers. Alison and I have been married for 
54 years, have two kids who have given us five 
grandchildren who are no longer children. 
We have much to be thankful for on the road 
of life. Best regards." 

Jim Monroe says: "We had a family gath- 
ering of 16 — our four children, seven grand- 
children, etc. — in Hawaii for a slightly pre- 
mature 50TH anniversary. Quite a juggling 
match with ages from 14 to 70s and egos just 
as varied. Great fun, especially to watch the 
cousins interact, as their homes are widely 
dispersed and seldom all meet in one place." 

Paul Morgan says: "We have a grand- 
daughter, Mayo Morgan '97 graduating from 
Colby '01 and our grandson Rob Morgan '02 
excels in soccer and baseball. And I'm espe- 
cially proud to have sired the present GDA 
Chairman of the Board — Daniel '67. Dan 
and I had lunch with Buster Navins '31 last 
month — he is sharp and remembers every- 

Vaughan Pitman says: "We are still trip- 
ping in our motor home to Florida and be- 
yond. We enjoy biking and Nordic skiing. 
Five children and 11? grandchildren keep us 
young. Still active in church and civic groups. 
Nearly sixty years out of GDA. (Good to hear 
from you Andrew)." 

George Siganos says: "This year's adven- 
ture was a Mediterranean cruise with stops 
along the coast of Europe. Enjoyed shipboard 
entertainment every night, met interesting 
people. Finally arrived home tired like a sen- 
ior citizen should be." 

Steeb Webster is still in Annapolis but 
plans to spend time in Florida during winter. 
He is living by himself and "playing boats" in 
warmer weather. 

Bichard Wyman reports: "Celebrated our 
57TH wedding anniversary November i6th! 
We are in "reasonably" good health but have 
been unable to get north the past two sum- 
mers due to some problems connected with 
approaching antiquity. We have been playing 
tennis with a great collection of formerly 
good tennis players in a club where the aver- 
age age is 80! I am one of the young ones at 
78. Sorry about the Florida election fiasco. 23 
years ago the Registration Board here had 
trouble spelling Republican!! Hope to be able 
to attend the 6oth by hook, crook or morti- 
cian. The class of '41 seems to be uncommu- 
nicative, judging from the Archon alumni 
notes I'm sorry to say! Dave Goodhart does 
a darn good job but he has done all he can. 
Very unhappy to lose so many of our Old 
Guard masters." 

Edward Flynn reports: "We were back to 
GDA in September. What a great job they are 
doing! Anne and I are playing golf. I shot my 
age last fall! Anne had a hole in one. Other 
than that we are freezing in Florida." 

Your secretary does not have much news. 
I own part of Bacey Knoll Club. 

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spring 2001 


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Seward E. Pomeroy 

29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, ma 01602 

(508) 752-7469 

Bill Macmillan left the deep south in Febru- 
ary to return to Vermont for the duration. He 
says: "It is nice to be back but after 25 years 
where there have been lots of changes, indus- 
trial growth and subtle cultural modifica- 
tions which we struggle with." 

We had a nice card from Dave Jarvis not- 
ing that he is "another year older, and I'm still 
at the Chart Room Restaurant (on Cape 
Cod). My sons say sail away — but now I think 
I need a power boat. Maybe 2002: 60 years 
ago at GDA, and 30 years at the Chart Room!" 

Tom Fenn wrote in December that they 
had bought a '99 thirty-seven foot Trade- 
winds motor home in 1998. "The Caterpillar 
diesel has so much power I have to put my 
brakes on going up hill to avoid too much 
speed!!! Barbara and I still spend much time 

Bill Hill's card showed up in a plastic en- 
velope from the U.S. Postal Service with 
block letters proclaiming that "WE CARE". 
Inside was the torn card, but still readable. 
"Enjoying good health," Bill writes, "always 
on the go, meeting new and seeing old 
friends. Still helping construction gang at 
our retirement campus, namely plumbing. I 
should have been an Urologist. Nice to chat 

Had a nice note from Ted Stitt noting that 
he and Joy "have moved to a new house in 
Stuart. One of our neighbors is Humphrey 
Simson who we see from time to time. Fi- 
nally, I have resigned from condo leadership, 
but serve on the Board of the Lake Associa- 
tion in New Hampshire, and was recently ap- 
pointed to the Executive Committee at the 
Vero Beach Amherst Alumni Association. Joy 
joins me in both of these activities as well as 
continuing to sing and play hand bells. Best 
to all." 

From Vancouver, Canada a card came 
from Bob Harris who writes "not much 
going on — getting ready to close down my of- 
fice of yacht design and do some writing and 
maybe design my own dream boat. My 
brother, Sheldon '37, died recently. He lived 
in Laconia, nh. Pat joins me in wishing you 
the best for 2001 and we hope you come this 
way some day. Best regards." 

On December 22ND, Hank Skinner sub- 
mitted a hand-written note on the GDA card: 

"Dear Stu: My big news is that I will be mar- 
ried on December 30TH. Marilyn always said 
that 'if you get married again make sure she 
remembers Ronald Coleman!' Lovely Pat fills 
the bill. We will be spending January through 
April in Bonita Springs." I recalled Hank's re- 
sponse to my questions about his and Mari- 
lyn's 50TH Anniversary, which was on June 
25TH, 1999, and his answer had been that 
Marilyn had died on the 27TH of June, 1999. 
How sad, I thought, to have had these two 
dates work out within hours of each other. 
Hank's card had been inside an envelope in 
which there was a letter, but the card reached 
my hands ahead of the letter, so I read that 
first. The letter reads: Dear Mr. Pomeroy: I re- 
gret to inform you of the passing of your 
classmate, Harry W. 'Hank' Skinner (who) 
died December 22nd in his home of an aortic 
dissection. His death occurred just eight 
days before he was to remarry a really won- 
derful woman named Patricia S. Tremper. In 
his outgoing mail stack the day he died, was 
the enclosed postcard to you. Governor 
Dummer Academy always meant a lot to 
Hank, and he was continually suggesting 
that people send their children to the Acad- 
emy for a quality education. Sincerely, James 
W Skinner (son)." 

I know our class joins me in sending our 
sincerest sympathies to Hank's entire family 
and his friends. The confluence of these 
events is certainly sad also. 




Benjamin B. Brewster 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, ma 02360 

(508) 746-1306 

Steven K. Kauffman 

137 Jefferson's Hundred 

Williamsburg, va 23185-8910 

(757) 220-9013 

John Whitney says: "I finally caught up with 
my bl' pal Jim Eaton at the New England 
boat show. We compared our troubles mostly 
medical-wise, finding out we have many in 
common. It was fun to play the fast game of 
catch-up! We were tent-mates at Camp 
Winona and classmates at GDA, and both 
had troubles with book-learning. Somehow, 
we managed to survive!" Andrew Brillhart 
and his wife Sandy spend the winter on 
South Padre Island and the summer in beau- 
tiful Ohio. 

Richard A. Cousins 

71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, ma 01950 

(978) 462-4542 

Warren Furth writes, "I hope that we shall 
never again have an election like the last one. 
I have a tough time explaining the American 
electoral system, and particularly the Elec- 
toral College, to my European friends. I am 
now working with others trying to reform 
the absentee voting procedures for Ameri- 
cans residing abroad." 

Don Palais saw Bo Jameson and his wife 
Rita at a Harvard class function last fall. Bo 
and Rita had recently returned from visiting 
her parents in Germany. 

Also abroad was Bob Steinert who went 
to London with one daughter to spend 
Thanksgiving with his other daughter and 
her husband. 

Sy Symonds writes, "Hi Dick, Happy New 
Year. Not much news but I feel guilty when I 
don't contact you. Ellie and I are counting 
the days until she retires and we move for 
good to Cape Cod. We have 24 weeks to go." 


George E. Duffy 

14161 North Ageratum Way 

Tucson, az 85737 

(520) 825-4710 


June 8, 9, 10, 2001 

Hello old friends: 

I am recovering well from my aneurysm 
surgery in November and now must catch 
you up with the class news. 

Ted Baker is off again — to South Amer- 
ica, on the Holland American Line; then to 
Paris in March and April and on to Florida 
for a June cruise. 

Alan Carpenter sent a succinct report! 
"Status Quo. Still limping. Still breathing." 

Paul Gaudin is busy, busy with a new 
house in the offing at 27 Somersea Road, 
Mashpee, ma 02649. 

Doug Miller decided not to move, opting 
for travel — Fort Lauderdale, Bermuda — and 
perhaps, Arizona. 

Bob Hardy is now a part-time Unitarian- 

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spring 2001 

Universalist clergyman nearing retirement. 
He still happily recalls his days at GDA. 

Bill Silver has retired from active ortho- 
dontic practice but is busy as ever — working 
as consulting Forensic Orthodontist at the 
Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's office. He is 
also a volunteer aide in Senator Bill Graham's 
Miami office. Bill also mentioned what he re- 
ferred to as Florida's "electile dysfunction" in 
the recent election. 

Miguel Ortega Samper sent a nice holi- 
day greeting from Bogota with no personal 
note. He can be reached at Calle 70/10-93, 
Bogota, Columbia. 

Walt Nichols writes that he is still very 
active in business — installing and financing 
small to mid-size generating plants and co- 
generation (heat and electric) installations. 
He hopes to make it to GDA this year. 

Herb Levine is "still working but I've 
cranked it down a bit." He is enjoying his two 
grandchildren and a "get-away on Buzzard's 
Bay." Thanks for your kind words, old friend. 

Lindy Watkins reports that the Watkins 
and four other couples had a glorious time 
cruising on 60-foot chartered boat in the San 
Juan Islands. He wonders if anyone is plan- 
ning to return for the June reunion. 

Brewster Hemenway has had some 
throat surgery but expects to be lecture- 
ready soon. He and Liz visited Baja, ca, the 
Berkshires and Muskoka, Ontario last sum- 
mer and have fun chasing eight grand- 

We're having fun exchanging email with 
the ever-moving Warren Hill. He is still ac- 
tive in business and a Happy Holiday wish ar- 
rived from Colorado during a ski vacation. 

Our address, by the way, changed last 
April, we are at 14161 North Ageratum Way, 
Tucson 85737. Email — Papaonlin@earth Until next time — cheers! 


Homer Ambrose 

5601 Seminary Road, #2205N 

Falls Church, va 22041 

(703) 379-8011 

Further to The Archon of June 1, 1946, 
GDA lacrosse team lost to Harvard Varsity 7- 
5. We edged Kimball Union 12-11. Dick Mc- 
Cusker tallied five times and Scoop Sutton 
tallied four times. Shorty Ellsworth ac- 
counted for the remaining two points. We 
defeated MIT JV 6-4. Dick McCusker and 
Gorton Baldwin each scored two goals 
while Ormie Aldred and Scoop Sutton each 
tallied once. Dune McCallum was highly ef- 
fective in the goal. We lost to a very strong 

Boston Lacrosse Club 14-8. As an item of in- 
terest, Coach Murphy was a member of the 
BLC and often played with them in exhibi- 
tion games around Boston. And Exeter beat 
us 18-4. 

Friends of Jack Deering, Colby College 
'55, and alumni/ae honored Jack on the occa- 
sion of his retirement from Paine Webber by 
raising funds to establish an endowed schol- 
arship in his honor. Our congratulations go 
out to "Mi. Colby." 

David Wilcox writes that he had the 
pleasure of taking his 13-year old grand- 
daughter, Katie White, to GDA on November 
6, 2000 — very impressed by the tour guide. 

Dan Hall is sponsoring the '51 reunion for 
Colby College. Other '51 Colby grads include 
Bish Peale, Bill Brown, and Bill Bailey. Jack 
Deering '55 has been included in the festivi- 
ties. Bish is still in Arizona with his dogs and 
will soon be visiting his son who is in the 
Army. Henry Dunker is mending well from 
his third abdominal surgery. Semper Fi, 
Henry. Joe Welch reports that the French 
Open was fabulous and might have come 
home with a cup had he not been consigned 
to the stands. Joe's son is at Amherst and is 
reputed to be a computer whiz. George 
Duffy '46 is reported to be recovering from 
some aches and pains. Best regards, George. 
As always, Norm Brown checked in. 

Jim Knott is on the Web. To find out 
what's cooking at Riverdale Mills, check out "What's Hot." Information on 
the Mills goes from EPA falsified evidence to 
the dismissal of the EPA case against Jim. 
Most of this information has been previously 
covered in earlier editions of Class Notes. 
Thanks for the input, Jim. 

That's 30 for now. Stay trim. Live well. Best 
love to all. 


Robert C. Hill 

143 Hickory Lane 

Naugatuck, ct 06770-1724 

(203) 758-1458 

Norm Brown '47 

Theodore Long just checking in with not 
too much to report. Had a good tomato and 
pepper (both hot and not) crop this past 
summer, cut grass and raked leaves, and 
haven't shoveled any snow — yet. Best wishes 
to all. 

Fritz Freeman writes that he is like the 
old Timex watch, "I take a licking but keep 
on ticking". He is still running his manufac- 
turing rep. business. This gets him out of the 
house daily, but home early enough to play 
golf, tennis or biking. His son, Woody, is now 
with Legg Mason, so Fritz is running the 
business alone. Woody has a son, Maxwell, 
and a new two month old daughter named 
Page. Congratulations, Fritz, you do nice 
work. With a daughter living in Newbury- 
port, Fritz gets up that way quite often and 
while there he takes time out to play tennis 
with Frank "Dugie" DuGrenier. Nice way to 
stay in shape, Fritz. 

In my last class notes I mentioned that 
Pete Houston was going on a Scandinavian 
tour. Well, he did, and he has followed up by 
saying, "If you want the icing on the cake for 
retirement, go on the Scandinavian Elder- 
hostel which spends four days in each of the 
four capitals. Go in September when the Eu- 
ropean tourists have gone home." 

Stu Otis had a visit from Hoover "Scoop" 
Sutton this past summer. Hoover arrived on 
his big red BMW motorcycle while out that 
way visiting his younger brother. Stu's men- 
tor, Ann, has just completed her first art 
show in Arizona after having her knee re- 
placed. Stu also reports that they have added 
two grandchildren to the clan. He went on to 
say, "We love Arizona." 

Fred Beaudry and Yvonne are off again to 
New Smyrna Beach, fl for January, February 
and March. Fred didn't think he would like 
being away so long, but someone prevailed. 
He enjoyed it so much last year that they de- 
cided to stay the extra month again. He en- 
joys keeping in touch with friends on his 
computer, so try Fred at 
or at Yvonne 
joins Fred in sending their best to the Class 
of 1948. 

Tom Magoun writes that after six 
months of hustling with contractors and sell- 
ing his home in Hampton, nh they have fi- 
nally settled in their new home in West 

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spring 2001 



Lebanon, nh. His new telephone number is 
(603) 298-5536. He has talked with Lind- 
quist, Ellsworth, Freeman, Cummings and 
Attwill. He says, "Time for another reunion." 
I must say, Tom, you have done a pretty good 
job of keeping in touch. 

Harry Beaudry wrote that he wanted to 
thank every member of the reunion commit- 
tee for putting together such a great time for 
our 50TH. Seems like a long time ago, Harry. 
Guess we should start thinking about our 
55TH. Would you like to serve on the com- 
mittee and get things started? Harry says, 
"Alas, my long memory is growing short." I 
think all of our fellow classmates have the 
same difficulty. I'm with you, anyway! Nancy 
and Harry are enjoying Colorado, especially 
in the summer with their children and 
grandchildren. He does admit to a scary time 
once and that was when he got lost in the 
mountains and didn't find his way back to 
town until 3:30 one morning. Nancy serves as 
a docent at the Kimball Museum. As a result 
Harry gets to visit a lot of museums. With all 
that he does he wishes that he had a more 
structured life. Anyone that has six wonder- 
ful grandchildren, who could ask for any- 
thing more? 

Ash Eames and Deborah are in Sarasota, 
fl from January through April. You can call 
him at (941) 918-0142. He went to Nicaragua 
in January. 

Ken Bruce is exhausted after counting 
and recounting the votes in his area of 
Florida. How many times did you vote, Ken? 
Ken and Nancy now have ten grandchildren 
and one more expected this year. Wow!! How 
do you remember the names, Ken? He and 
Nancy have visited with Bill and Dorie 
Lindquist via their boat and by this writing 
will have returned from their place in Cabo 
San Lucas, Mexico. 

Received a nice note from Ben Lawwill. 
He has been sailing on his 41 foot sailboat for 
the past eight years. Hopefully not adrift all 
that time. Ben's interesting note is more 
about his wife's jewelry business. She was 
written up in TIME Magazine (page 149, 
December 4TH issue) as one of the six best 
businesses that sell jewelry, competing with 
well known stores such as Tiffany & Co. and 
Lands End. Through her website she has 
about 600 pieces of vintage costume jewelry 
and estate jewelry. You might find it inter- 
esting to contact her through graywolf Better still, your respective 
wives could find it more interesting. 


Thomas R. Emery 

312 Rookwood Drive 

Charlotte, va 22903 

(804) 977-8763 
tgemery@cstone. net 

Greetings from San Diego! Gale and I are here 
for our February month of fun with grand- 
children. Of course, this is interrupted with 
other important things such as friends, golf 
and finalizing our plans for our around-the- 
world trip that begins on March 2 out of L.A. 
We will meet Manson and Alison Hall in 
Auckland, nz. Then, after touring 18 days in 
nz and five days in Sydney, we hook up with 
Arch and Carol desCognets in Melbourne. 
The six of us travel throughout Australia 
ending up on the Great Barrier Reef on 
Heron Island on April 11. Gale and I depart 
for Africa, Switzerland and England return- 
ing home on May 2 while the Halls head back 
to Chatham, ma and the desCognets return 
to Melbourne. In our next class notes I will 
share some of our travel experiences with 

Allen Mollis says: "I have begun to teach 
at Florida Atlantic University in its adult ed- 
ucation program. I teach Comparative Reli- 
gion now at its Jupiter campus, and will start 
in January at the main campus in Boca 
Raton. I have students now, more this win- 
ter." Pete Statler reports that "all is well in 
Paradise on the island of Kauai." 

From Manson Hall: "Hi Tom. We're off to 
pick up Carolyn in time for Dan and Loris's 
party. Then Tuesday we drive to the farm in 
Vermont for a few days of skiing. Back just in 
time for Xmas Eve here in Chatham. Still 
having fun tutoring GED students usually in 
Hyannis but I have used all the public li- 
braries on the Cape except Chatham. I've 
gotten Alison to come with me to help on the 
writing essay end of things. Merry Christmas 
and Happy New Year to you both." From 
Arch desCognets locally and Duke D'Daus- 
tralie internationally — "As you know we will 
leave Williamstown January 3 to return to 
Australia by way of South Africa where we 
still spend three weeks with the animals and 
the wine country. We will be back in time to 
catch the Australian Open which is some 
good tennis. Back to the U.S. late May!" From 
Jake Brown: "If you would call I'd play. Just 
had my 70TH birthday but I can beat you and 

From Don Wochomurka: "We had a very 
eventful year. My 70TH birthday was cele- 

brated with a party here at home. Then in Oc- 
tober we toured Tuscany by car. It was grand 
and I handled the Italian roads very well. 
Looking forward to having all the family here 
for Christmas. In January we study the gar- 
den catalogues, and will plan our next trip." 
From Bill Chamberlin: "I spent the first 
week in December on a true golf orgy lasting 
seven straight days at Myrtle Beach with 
seven other nh friends. During this time I 
played 27 holes on three consecutive days 
with the remainder of our time playing a 
mere 18 holes per day!! However, I will not 
mention any scores. If the schedule works 
out I would be interested in joining the Ver- 
mont Maple Syrup Classic tournament this 
summer." From Bob Godfrey: "Jo Ann and I 
are in the process of selling our home of 33 
years — a classic 12-room Victorian home in 
Thompson, ct which for the past 12 years has 
been a B 8c B. We have started this new phase 
in our life after raising four children and then 
facing the empty nest as they all moved on to 
their careers." 

Reporting for Irv Grossman — he is look- 
ing forward to another Vermont Maple Syrup 
Classic this summer in Middleton, vt. The 
exact day has not been determined, but the 
time frame is mid July. So please give him a 
call in April or May in Solano Beach — 858- 
755-3877 — for the DAY. Meanwhile he is busy 
setting up and running the Honda Classic in 

I had a revealing phone conversation with 
Kim Page in which he related a harrowing 
automobile accident he and John Webster 
had in their car, a Tahoe. I asked him for 
some details and here is his account: 

"On Monday, 10/30, we left Weedsport, ny 
heading for Cleveland. I was driving. At 
about 10:10 am, just a mile east of a service 
area on I-90 also east of Buffalo, I fell asleep 
at the wheel. We went into a very wide me- 
dian strip at 65-70 MPH headed for a 
drainage culvert which I swerved to avoid 
hitting head on. Missed it except for the left 
rear wheel which caught and spun us per- 
pendicular to the lanes of traffic. We tipped 
onto the passenger side, slid for some dis- 
tance, then turned over end to end and 
scooted across the eastbound lanes of traffic, 
coming to rest upright on an embankment. I 
could go into more detail, but we were trans- 
ported to Erie County Medical Center in Buf- 
falo where we spent three hours being 
checked over, John had many bruises which 
rapidly turned black and blue. I had a cut 
under my right eye, a red, bruised nose and 

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spring 2001 

other bruises. Our seat belts were fastened — 
the seats and doors held. There is no ques- 
tion in our minds but that God was riding 
with us. Had we been in a smaller car or even 
our large Buick, it is questionable that wed 
have come away as easily as we did. The five 
month old Chevy Tahoe was, of course, to- 
taled. The State Police took us from the hos- 
pital to Hertz at the airport and we got a 
rental. The Police impound lot was nearby. It 
was when we saw the wreckage for the first 
time at the lot that we went into a kind of 

"We have replaced the Tahoe, with a 2001 
GMC Yukon xl — a larger version of the 
Tahoe. Throughout the horrific accident se- 
quence, it was the strength of the cabin 
frame that held and prevented more serious 
injuries. It is, after all, a truck. Lots of broken 
glass — we're still finding some in the smaller 
pieces of luggage — but no cuts from any of it. 
You can say what you will about SUV's — 
we're glad we were in one when this event oc- 

Until our next edition, have a productive 


Alan F Flynn 

1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth, ma 02769-1938 

(508) 252-6482 

Fax: 508-252-5417 

It is great to hear from the loyal half of the 
class who were in attendance last June. 
Those ties are strong. It is particularly exhil- 
arating to get news from those not recently 
in touch, but there is none of that this time. 
Maybe next time. 

Tim Greene provided his fall itinerary a 
month before my request letter went out. 
"Debbie and I, our two daughters and our 
seven-year-old grandson just returned from 
ten days in London. My chorus participated, 
along with 11 other choirs from the UK, 
Canada, South Africa and Australia (1,000 
voices), at Royal Albert Hall performing a 
program of mostly Welsh music. We enjoyed 
visiting many of the well-known sights in- 
cluding the Millennium Dome, Windsor Cas- 
tle and Winchester, where we gave a per- 
formance in the large cathedral." 

From Don Bishop came the following 
greeting: "Hello to SE New England GDA 50 
Club! Polly and I are well and back on the 
Cape (Eastham) for winter. We spend sum- 
mers, May-Oct. at 9 Herrick Road, Brooks- 
ville, me. Will probably go to France in April 
for a few weeks. Would be good to see you 

and others for a dinner, lunch, whatever, be- 
fore four years pass!" 

Rating his class as Intermediate, Dave 
Esty says: "Betsy and I are quite busy with 
our six offspring and their partners/grand- 
kids. I have no intention of ever retiring since 
work is play and play is work. I work and play 
all over the place(s). Still ski patrol at Brom- 
ley and would love to have a GDA '50 event 

Bill Fletcher and his wife Alma toured 
Spain and Portugal last fall. "Spent a little 
time relaxing on the Costa del Sol. It is a nice 
resort, but does not compare with Cape Cod. 
We visited 12 cities, with three days in 
Madrid. It was a nice trip for us since we had 
not been to the Iberian Peninsula before." 

From Bob Comey came news that, Phil 
Smith '53 and his wife Julie hosted a recep- 
tion at their home in late September for 
Marty and Patty Doggett. They were in 

Peter Gavian '50 sailing Antietam 

Chapel Hill for Parents Weekend at the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina, where their son 
Patrick is a freshman. About 20 GDA gradu- 
ates and friends attended. Sallie and I regret- 
tably could not because we were on our way 
that evening to Vienna to begin a three-week 
Danube-Rhine cruise. However, Phil and I 
caught up with Patrick in November for a 
hasty but enjoyable lunch." Bob was upset 
that Manny had moved to Boston, thinking 
that he may hit 70-80 hrs at Fenway. 

Peter Gavian sent a magnificent color 
photo of his boat, Antietam, enroute from 
Bermuda to Little Creek, va last June 26th 
with himself at the helm. His message was: 
"Fairwinds, great sail, even skinny-dipped in 
the Gulf Stream! Biggest equipment failure: 
Neptune splashed the computer keyboard, 
but the touch-pad still worked! Will try to 
rendezvous with Don Bishop next summer." 
Peter has moved to Annapolis to be nearer 

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spring 2001 



the water. 12 SPA Creek Landing, B3, Annapo- 
lis, md 21403. Tel. 410-626-2567. 

Mai Robertson says "Rita and I really en- 
joyed the reunion — great to see everyone. We 
have been traveling to Colorado and North 
Carolina to see kids and grandkids. Hoagy 
Carmichael's iooth birthday this year — there 
were nice write-ups in Wall Street Journal 
and others." 

I, unexpectedly and happily, ran into 
Charlie Cashin at the Reserve Officers Asso- 
ciation 25TH annual National Defense and 
Foreign Policy Seminar held at the U.S. Coast 
Guard Academy in New London, ct in No- 
vember. Charlie's card reaffirmed what he 
told me earlier: "things haven't changed for 
me, I am still doing flight tests for pilot certi- 
fication and threatening to retire and tell Val 
how to manage and run the house." 

Once again, Dick Patton got more words 
on his card than anyone else by a wide mar- 
gin. You'll enjoy his remarks. "Life is good — 
my dog did not bite me when I got up this 
morning, the cat is not pregnant and it's 
questionable if there were any deserving can- 
didates in the recent election. September 
was again a boat trip in France, this time on 
the Loire, great wine and food at 10 mph, plus 
biking around the tow path in that beautiful 
countryside. Ended the trip by driving 
through the north of Italy and the Lake Dis- 
trict. The ski lifts opened October 31ST, so we 
had a great start to the winter season in 
sunny California. We plan to explore Costa 
Rica after the first of the year, mostly from a 
sail boat. Our son has earned a general con- 
tractors license and is doing remodel work as 
well as some spec purchases for resale. I try 
to stay out of the way of my very busy wife 
and son." Thanks for all the news Dick. I 
guess you got a deluge in February and 
enough snow in the mountains to last until 
the 4th of July. 

I had a great three weeks in China in Sep- 
tember and October Emi was a presenter at 
the Internat Dyslexia Association annual 
meeting in Washington, dc. We spent Christ- 
mas in ca with our daughter and grandchil- 
dren. Big things are expected in 2001. More 
next time. 


Ted H. Barrows 

41 Ridge Road 

Bristol, ri 02809 

(401) 254-1909 


June 8, 9, 10, 2001 

By the time you receive this Archon, you 
should be almost on your way to our 50TH 
happening! At this writing we have a large 
number of returnees, which through the ef- 
forts of a gigantic committee we hope will 
increase — optimistically to 100 percent. 

We are all grateful to Fred Franzius for 
delivering the service at Dick Bittner's fu- 
neral. I very much appreciated receiving a 
copy of the prayers and message Fred deliv- 
ered and will ask him to share them with us 
when we remember Dick and other class- 
mates in June. 

Once again a reliable communicator Dave 
Bullock mentioned his enjoyment of the an- 
nual Christmas gathering at the Harvard 
Club in Boston and his disappointment that 
no other classmates attended. The writer 
normally attends and can attest that it is in- 
deed a fine affair. Unfortunately, a far less en- 
joyable Bristol Planning Board interfered, 
but let's plan on a larger '51 turnout next year. 
Dave echoed the thoughts in the proceeding 
paragraph as detailed in "a touching email 
from Fred Franzius." Again fearing sleeping 
in Pierce I, he indicates "King leisure with 
room service should suffice." Consider it 
done, Dave! 

George Kirkham sends a quick note. He 
and Mary are in Carbondale, co and will re- 
turn for the 50TH. 

A nice picture of the Sager Bowl — that's a 
refurbished playing field with a bench, rock 
and plaque, not a container — was sent by 
George McGregor. The Bull was there for 
the dedication. George reports that Arthur's 
grandson, Seth McFarland (Perry Sager's son) 
has "hit it big" in Hollywood as producer of 
Emmy Award winner "Family Guy." 

Another reliable, Ed Stockwell, sends: 
"Jan and I are looking forward to seeing 
many old (read that as former or aged as the 
spirit moves you) classmates at our 50TH re- 
union. Be warned everyone: we will be bring- 
ing photos of our adorable granddaughters." 

As this is being written, Jackie and I are 

preparing for the arrival of Bill and Gena 
Atwell to spend a few days with us here at 
Ocean Reef in Key Largo. The arduous efforts 
to restore an historic hotel in Bristol necessi- 
tated a few days in the warm sunshine. With 
typical Texas humility, Bill reports that he 
and Gena have eight grandchildren — "who 
can top this? And our grandchildren are 
cuter than all others!!" Further. "Now that we 
all have a Texas President, conditions will be 
much better." With humble agreement with 
his proclamation, I look forward to seeing 
you all in June. 


Franklin E, Huntress 

5c Independence Way 

Glover Landing 

Marblehead, ma 01945 

(781) 631-4785 

Sabu writes: "Please file your plans so I can 
know about what is going on in this life. I am 
going to GDA in December for the hockey 
game. I must support my kids. I had hopes on 
buying you lunch at a little old diner on Route 
1 — Pie also!" Ed Carter is retired — living in 
the Arizona desert. Lost his wife of 38 years to 
breast cancer. Will come east for Harvard 
45TH reunion in June 2001. Guy Tudor says: "I 
saw (in Princeton University memorabilia) 
that old John J. met the Grim Reaper. Guess 
all the money in the world doesn't help when 
you have an appointment in Samara. Didn't 
Murdock live in France/Switzerland most of 
his life? Anyway, nothing new in my life that I 
want to talk about." 

Don Rice — "We are now located on 
Spring Island, sc for five to six months — the 
other six on Lake Sunapee, nh. Our oldest 
son is running our business (third genera- 
tion) allowing me to play golf and exploring 
the country. We have 18 kids, spouses and 
grandchildren here for Xmas holidays. See 
you in June @ Colby." 

Franklin Huntress: Where is that wonder- 
ful state of retirement!! Am now a chaplain in 
the National Cathedral in Washington and 
serve there for a week each month! I keep an 
eye on Richard Rothmund at the Church of 
the Advent who is right into its life there. Do 
not forget that in 2002 is our 50™ reunion, so 
be prepared to come to GDA with a gift 
check— I want to see all of you for olde times. 
I promise you all a super time with us all." 


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spring 2001 


William C. Pinkham 

760 Meadow Circle 

Estes Park, co 80517 

(97o) 586-0992 

sbpinkham @aol. com 


Phil Smith sends greetings via email: "Dur- 
ing the past summer, I had the splendid op- 
portunity of seeing Parker Field (along with 
his lovely wife Andy) for the first time since 
'53. I can attest to the fact that his commit- 
ment to marathon running makes one think 
he really was in the class of '73! Retirement to 
northern Michigan suits him well and it is 
quite obvious he and Andy are very happy. 
Two and a half years of retirement in Chapel 
Hill suits Julie and me also. Our hope is that 
some of you snow-birds stop by on your an- 
nual migration." Sounds like Parker may get 
the vote for "current class athlete." 

Charlie Palmer writes, "All is well here — 
still working — plan to keep right on." Charlie 
must be related to the Eveready Rabbit... 

Don Tracy and his wife spent the new mil- 
lennium in an international mode. They vis- 
ited their daughter and husband in Budapest; 
stayed with friends in France; and spent the 
summer in Maine (visited by friends from St. 
Petersburg, Russia and the Czech Republic — 
and a few from the U.S.A.). They are readying 
for a trip in late spring to visit Russia and on 
to Slovakia to visit Bratislava and Prague. Don 
says, " Retirement can be fun, but I remain a 
busy tax man with an exploding business — 
Oh, if I were only 40!" {personally, I don't yearn 
for 40 again...) 

As for the Pinkhams: Sue and I are thor- 
oughly enjoying winter in Colorado. We live 
in a unique area. We get blue sky while it 
snows and blows like crazy five miles away. 
None of the heavy, wet, backbreaking eastern 
snow. Hiking and snowshoeing are great, and 
we've taken a two-day avalanche course to 
ensure that we can cope with potential prob- 
lems in the backcountry. The elk and deer in 
our yard look at us with more curiosity than 
fear. It's disconcerting to have them peering 
through the bathroom window. (Yes, we have 
indoor plumbing.) Our house has just under- 
gone major internal renovations, and we're 
beginning to hoe out from a month of dust 
and plastic. We're involved in several volun- 
teer activities and singing with two choral 
groups. Brahms' Requiem was just as fresh as 
if we had just sung our GDA 1950 Symphony 
Hall concert. Life is busy in Estes. Check out 
Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park 
on the web and you'll wish you were with us 
in the high country. Come see us if you come 
west. Our best to all. 

Michael Smith 

1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, va 22101 

(703) 883-9506 


Howie Clarke writes that Ann and he 
have just returned from a fantastic trip to 
New Zealand, Australia, and Papua New 
Guinea tor scuba diving and touring. The 
Clarkes will winter in Florida (doing some re- 
counting, Howie?). Howie says retirement is 
wonderful and, hence, he needs longer 

Dick Michelson continues his mountain 
climbing and backpacking when he's not 
building a house for Habitat for Humanity. 
His foreign travel this year (2000) included 
central and eastern Europe with a detour to 
Switzerland and Austria to hit the ski slopes. 
Dick visited GDA this past June between 
travels hither and yon. 

John Moyer dropped a short note to say 
that Sandy and he are proud grandparents of 
twin girls. 

Your Class Secretary Michael Smith and 
his wife, Deborah, will be spending the holi- 
days packing their rented house and moving 
back to their rebuilt house, nearly 14 months 
after the November 1999 fire. It has been a 
pretty exhausting year, but at least we will be 
back home. 

Stu Miller reports in that he is still work- 
ing at his insurance agency when not enjoy- 
ing his two grandchildren or fishing for tuna 
off Newburyport or for tarpon off Sarasota. 

Fulton Yancy writes that he is still trying 
to get his visa status straightened out with 
the immigration service. His email address is, and his mail address is 
PO Box 1089, Stafford va 22555-1089. He'd 
like to hear from any of his 1954 classmates. 

Tyke Needham reported in that his 40 
years of broadcasting in Salem and its envi- 
rons came to an end with his retirement. But 
he continues to be involved in local affairs 
working part-time for the Mayor. Tyke 
bought a condo over the old Almy's store in 
Salem where his three children can keep tabs 
on him! 

Warren Hutchins writes that his wife, 
Jan, and he are retired and living in Hunting- 
ton Beach, California. "Hutch" does a little 
traveling, and works on various projects 
around the house. 

Only three and a half years to go to our 
50th!! Happy New Year!! 

George 0. Gardner 

53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, ma 01720 

(978) 263-3052 

gardner.g@adlittle. com 

David Brainerd reports he became a grand- 
father for the first time in 1999 and in 2000 
for the second time. He also reports he vis- 
ited A.C.Hubbard in Wyoming last March. 
Peter Scott, Jack Pallotta and wives have 
charted a Grand Banks for a week on 
Florida's west coast. They plan to visit Tom 
Wende at Boca Grande. 


James Dean 
P.O. Box 186 

South Berwick, me 03908-0186 
(207) 384-9184 



June 8, 9,10,2001 

Stanley Rhodes says: "I now have four 
grandchildren — third granddaughter arrived 
in October. Easing into retirement — a 3/5 
physics teacher in my 40TH year of teaching. 
Will NOT make reunion — hope you are more 
successful with others." 

Steve Bartow writes that the fall hurri- 
cane season spared his house again on Islam- 
orada Island in the Florida Keys. He is pass- 
ing the new year in Paris with friends. 

Jim Dean and his wife, Dianne, spent the 
new year's holidays in Seattle with their 
daughter and grandchild. It was a great vaca- 
tion and only rained once. Their son, Bart, 
and his wife toured New England last sum- 
mer on their tandem bike. 

Joe MacLeod wishes everybody in the 
class a Happy New Year and he is looking for- 
ward to the upcoming Reunion. He will be 
joining Rey in organizing the festivities. 

Gordon Martin hopes that all his class- 
mates had a fine Christmas and a happy hol- 
iday. Because of his disability, he is sadly 
going to miss the Reunion and seeing 
changes in the campus, but he will gladly 
read about them in the Archon. Gordon 
would enjoy hearing from any old friends at 
his new address of 22 Ivy Lane, Wethersfield, 
ct 06109. 

Rey Moulton is again feeling well physi- 
cally and plans to head up the spring class 

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spring 2001 



Pete Renkert notes that retirement for 
him has been replacing the joy of selling fish- 
ing tackle with the drudgery of cleaning out 
his house for sale and moving to Idaho. 

Don Dunsford puts into a Christmas 
card that he has a small auto dealership and 
is a real estate broker in booming central 
California. He is in touch with John Wilson 


Lyman A. Cousens 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, nh 03303 

(603) 796-6446 

A sign of OUR times — I no longer hear how 
everyone's kids are doing, but grandchildren 
totals, retirement plans and migrations 
south seem to dominate. To wit: Ned Beebe 
has three, is in the European travel mode 
with homes in Naples (not Me.) and Gilford, 
nh. Gene Bouley has a Class record ten, is 
chilling out after a long and illustrious career 
as a teacher/coach with homes in Leesburg, 
fl, and No. Woodstock, nh. Ned Stone has 
one grandchild and is threatening to move to 
Latin America in five years after retirement 
from the Navy. We all send our best to Ned's 
dad, Ben, now 90. Wink Pescosolido has 
one granddaughter, is still actively farming in 
Exeter, ca, finding time for a 300-mile bike 
trip with his Boy Scout troop. Max Ule con- 
tinues both his investment career with a new 
firm in New York City, and his passion for 
photography with four shows recently, and 
plenty of sales. Jeff Fitts has joined the ranks 
of the Snowbirds with a home in Sarasota, 
returning north to Wolfeboro, nh for the 
summer. Summer in nh is July 4th, all day. 
And who should know better than your 
Class(less) Secretary who has five grandkids 
scattered from Concord, nh to Seattle to San 
Jose. He and the lovely Ms. Doris spend all 
four seasons in Boscawen, nh, an affluent, in- 
tellectual suburb of Penacook, former home 
of Hannah Dustin. You can look it up. 


Ralph E. Ardiff 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, ma 01923 

(978) 774-3336 

The members of the Class of 1958 have now 
entered into their 60s and most are now ex- 
periencing grandparenthood and are enter- 
ing their golden years with retirement on 
their minds. 

After 35 years, Jim Main reported that he 
has retired from Japan Airlines, but he con- 
tinues to do extensive traveling with 
Claudette. For his 6oth birthday, they flew to 
Tahiti with a week aboard the Radisson- 
Seven Seas "Paul Gauguin." 

Jack Morse has now been retired for five 
years, but has been acting as a general con- 
tractor in building a TV station in Sophia, 
Bulgaria for Newscorp. He also expressed 
disappointment that this favorite pilot, Har- 
vey Hayden, has retired from the friendly 

News has come from Fred Sayles that he 
has retired from the Woods Hole Oceano- 
graphic Institute, although he continues to 
do considerable teaching and traveling on a 
consultant basis. Fred also reported that his 
daughter, Jen, is finishing up medical school 
and that his son, Aaron, had been enjoying 
the leisurely pursuits of skiing and snow- 
boarding until he recently landed a great job 
with a Fortune 500 company. Fred was the 
proud recipient of a medal from the Royal 
Swedish Academy of Sciences in recognition 
of his research in the deep sea, as well as a 
Special Creativity Award from the National 
Science Foundation. Not bad for a small- 
town boy from South Freeport, me! 

Tom Grose reported from London that 
the first of his three daughters will be mar- 
ried in 2001, and he is hard at work earning 
sufficient funds to provide a proper celebra- 
tion. Tom still spends summers in Christmas 
Cove, me. 

Mike Dunsford dropped by GDA for the 
first time in 40 years this past fall and re- 
ported "What an extraordinary experience 
after so many years. The natural, but mani- 
cured beauty of the campus and the many 
new buildings and facilities for 300+ stu- 
dents was very, very impressive. ..and mov- 
ing. Lots of fond memories." Mike did won- 
der aloud as to why there were no buildings 
with the Withington name thereon — every- 
thing seemed to be named Pescosolido, but 
nothing named Withington. Nuffy re- 
sponded that his baseball club, the Yakima 
Bears, posted a loss for the 32ND straight 
year, which explains why there are no With- 
ington buildings at GDA. Mike is still staying 
active and enjoys skiing in season and plans 
to climb Mt. Whitney this summer, hopefully 
followed by Mt. Ranier in the fall. Mike is cer- 
tainly staying fit! 

Richard Morse will soon be retiring from 
his mission at the Tenwek Hospital in Kenya 
where he and Betty have been ministering to 

the spiritual and medical needs of thousands 
of families in need. Upon their return, they 
will be setting up housekeeping in Florida, 
and he hopes that he will be able to attend 
our next reunion in 2003. 

I report that I am once again a proud 
grandfather. My granddaughter, Ava Eliza- 
beth, came into this world on January 8, 2001. 
This now makes three grandchildren. 

The Secretarial Succession Committee 
has held several meetings to consider appli- 
cants for the position of Secretary of the 
Class of 1958, but unfortunately, no applica- 
tions have yet been submitted. Maybe now 
that we have so many of our classmates retir- 
ing that someone will step forward. It's a 
great way to utilize all those writing and vo- 
cabulary skills that were learned so many 
years ago at GDA under Uncle Tom Mercer 
and Mac Murphy. 


Mirick Friend 

Box 540 

Mirror Lake, nh 03853 

(603) 569-3212 

Jim Foley says, "I was very sorry to hear of 
Dana Atchley's death on 12/13/00. His uncle 
is on staff with me at the Anna Jacques Hos- 
pital in the Port. I have also purchased a 
seven-acre farm in Albion, me. We're going 
through the inspections now and maybe I'll 
be in by February (have to sell my house 
first). Thank God I'll be retired at last. Plenty 
of room for company — everyone's welcome." 

Geoff Lewis writes that he is still basking 
in retirement. He had lunch with Ferg Jan- 
sen in late July while on a trip to New Eng- 
land. He reminds us that he has room in D.C. 
for visitors. 

Walter Cannon tells us all is well in Cali- 
fornia. He married off two sons last summer. 
Still practicing as a thoracic surgeon in Palo 

Roy Nash emailed me recently that dur- 
ing the New Year's holiday he and his wife 
went on a tour of antebellum homes around 
Natchez, ms. He is enjoying the lack of stress 
that comes from retiring from corporate 
America, but frequently misses the action of 
being in business. He and his wife Erna live in 
Naples, fl. 

I received a great email from Bob Pouch. 
He and Susan are fine and recently returned 
from a trip to their place in Naples, fl, where 
they go to spend Christmas every year. Better 
weather, lots of fruits and veggies and end- 


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spring 2001 

less tennis. Remarking on my letter to the 
class regarding the loss of three classmates, 
he states that the march of time takes its toll. 
His parents will be in their 90s this year but 
he has lost two brothers-in-law to cancer. As 
a result, he thinks it is evermore important to 
take time to do the important things in one's 
personal life. Chasing our tails in the corpo- 
rate world robs many people of time and per- 
spective. He is planning to retire next year 
even though he really enjoys what he is doing 
in the maritime industry. He continues to 
write for the U.S. Naval Institute and the 
Economist group's Journal of Commerce. He 
and Susan are planning to charter a boat in 
Turkey this year and cruise the eastern 
Mediterranean Greek Islands and Turkish 
coast from Bodrum and Torba. He and Susan 
now have two grandsons. 

I spoke to Bill Whiting in December. He 
is still busy as ever with his barn restoration 
projects and computer consulting with Tri- 
ton High School. Finally, Peter Sherin called 
and we chatted about the loss of our class- 
mates. I talked about now that I have passed 
my father's death age, I have begun to look at 
life and the future differently. He agreed and 
said that we are now in a close-end situation 
in our lives. Not a morbid thought but one of 
introspection and taking stock. Similar to 
what Bob Pouch said: our priorities are 
changing and what we value most is becom- 
ing more obvious. But this is not to say we 
must slow down and capitulate to time. 
Quite the opposite, it is time to begin new 
adventures and pursue new interests. The 
brevity of life urges us to do what we really 
want to do, to enjoy doing what brings us 
the greatest feeling of satisfaction and con- 


John C. Elwell 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, ma 01950 

(978) 462-8749 

Bill Tuxbury writes that he has been doing 
some general management consulting and 
interim management work. His son, James, 
is attending Columbia Law School while 
daughter, Kathy, is working for the Massa- 
chusetts Audubon Society on Cape Cod. Bill's 
youngest daughter, Susan, is completing her 
Master's in Marine Biology at Florida At- 
lantic University. Bill states that the weather 
has been cold on the Cape this winter. 
Bill... it's called winter in New England, but 
you can always visit Susan in a warmer cli- 
mate. Maybe Bill could do some consulting 

with Florida's election folks, especially 
Florida's Secretary of State, on how to man- 
age an election. 

Haven't seen Sharon and Jim Deveney 
since the Reunion in the spring, but Jim 
writes that he is enjoying serving as Presi- 
dent of the Alumni/ae Council and as a rep- 
resentative to the Board of Trustees. It's good 
to see some of our classmates actively in- 
volved in GDA. Jim is a good person to have 
on the Council and Board. He brings a lot of 
tradition and excellence to these commit- 
tees. See. ..I can be serious at times. 

Rick Benner dropped a lengthy note, but 
with my failing eyesight.. .huh?. ..I might not 
be able to decipher everything, but here is an 
attempt. After 20 years he is enjoying life in 
Charlottesville where he continues to coordi- 
nate employee career development for UVA. 
He also is starting "Career Coaching" which 
is a weekly phone conversation helping folks 
in transition. I hope I get the next part right, 
but it looks like daughter Holly, 23, is in San 
Francisco in conflict resolution; Tommy, 15, is 
a drummer; and Jack, seven, drums on Dad. 
In the words of Mr. Ohrn, "Attaboy, Jack!" 
Rick's wife, Ann, is transitioning herself after 
20 years of social work. But, what is she tran- 
sitioning herself to? Or maybe you can just 
transition, but not to something? Rick also 
states that he is still a BOSOX fan and 
founded the "Curse of the Bambino" Society 
of central Virginia. Way to go Rick! Sounds 
like life is full of transitions for you. Do you 
ever get to the South Byfield area? Would 
love to see you. Do you still have that flat top 
haircut? It's amazing what pictures stay in 
the memory bank! 

David Connor writes that he has dined 
several times in the past few months with 
Fran and Buster Navins '31. David states, "It 
has been great remembering GDA in the 50s 
and 60s. Buster and Fran reside at 'The Wil- 
lows' — a retirement community in Westbor- 
ough, ma." Does the name Buster Navins 
bring back special memories to you like it 
does to me? What a committed Master he 
was and still is. I can still hear his halftime 
speeches at a soccer game or his witty quips 
in Latin class. "I just dropped a pearl, now 
string it." A very special person who influ- 
enced many in so many ways! 

Well, that's about all the news for now. 
Well, there is a little more to add. After 36 
years in this wonderful profession called ed- 
ucation, 25 of those years at Hamilton-Wen- 
ham Regional High School as a math teacher 
(three years), an Assistant Principal (three 
years), and the last 19 years as Principal, I will 
be retiring from Hamilton-Wenham this 

summer. It will be a very bittersweet and 
emotional time for me, but I am not retiring 
from work. If anyone needs a math teacher or 
an administrator in the North Shore area of 
Massachusetts, give me a call. I am open to 
any and all suggestions and possibilities. 

But, before I close I must ask, "Where are 
all my classmates?" Have you all retired from 
work and writing? At least send me an email 
at I need to hear from 
you. My therapist says that my anxiety at- 
tacks are from never resolving long standing 
issues around being the "Byfield farmer" in 
my Governor Dummer years. Pete Stone- 
braker... what are you up to? What are you 
laughing about Bill Tuxbury? I've got some 
stories in the memory bank about you. Bob 
Adams... you live in West Newbury, a suburb 
of Newburyport and I never hear from you! 
Arnie Wood... are you still in Swampscott or 
Marblehead? Geoff Nichols ...I was in Wood- 
stock, vt in November, but couldn't find you! 
Classmates. ..don't send me your kid's tuition 
bills, but you can send me information about 
your kids. I do promise that if I don't hear 
from you, little stories of GDA past about you 
may appear in a future class notes for the 

The porch light is still on for you, but if I 
don't get more mail I may have to downsize 
the wattage of the bulb. In any case, my time 
is up and I thank you for yours! 


/. Stephen Sawyer 

3616 Beech Run Lane 

Mechanicsburg, pa 17055 

(717) 732-3908 


Jiinc 8, 9, 10, 




Lorine and Alan Booth spent their first 
Christmas in Tucson with their girls. They 
also had a nice fall visit with Dave Stringer. 
The Booths celebrated their 33rd wedding 
anniversary in November. They plan to spend 
half their time in Tucson and half in Toledo, 
working on their golf games in both loca- 

John Carroll was good enough to forward 
me a copy of his family Christmas letter, 
which is quoted in part as follows: 

Torrey completed her master's degree in 
education at Columbia Teacher's College this 
summer, and she is now teaching fourth 
grade at a public school in the TriBeCa 

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neighborhood of New York City. Her hus- 
band, Ben Smith, is a third year medical stu- 
dent at Columbia, and between the two of 
them, 150-hour work-weeks are common- 
place! Julia is in her second year of a Ph.D. 
program at Emory University in Atlanta. She 
is studying Spanish language and literature 
in a truly abstruse and grueling program. We 
might understand some of what Julia is grap- 
pling with — except that all of her reading, 
writing, and thoughts are in Spanish! She 
too is teaching — Spanish 101 to Emory 

Winsie is thriving as a sophomore at 
Hanover High School. We joke that a social 
service agency will take her away from us for 
allowing her to participate in so many (too 
many?) activities — volleyball and crew in the 
fall, hoops in the winter, and crew again in 
the spring, piano, acapella singing, school 
council, a few honors courses, volunteer 
work, and oh yes, good friends! As a special 
treat, she gets to haul brush with her parents 
on week-ends! We marvel at her energy and 
focus, and we relish the days as she whirls 
through high school. 

After a decade in the commercial real es- 
tate field, Nan hung out her own shingle this 
year. Nan Carroll Properties is a commercial 
real estate company based in Hanover. It's an 
exciting challenge being on your own, for, as 
the saying goes, "When you're self-employed, 
every morning you wake up unemployed!" 
Our economy is strong, and Nan is carving 
out her share of the action. It's a dog eat dog 
business, but Nan enjoys the occasional bowl 
of Alpo! 

John continues as director of strategic 
planning at Banknorth Group, which has 
grown to be one of the top 50 commercial 
banks in the country. Headquarters is now in 
Portland, me, so he works there half the week 
and telecommutes the rest. Being away from 
home two nights a week is a nuisance, but 
the great people he works with make it 

We love where we live, but travel is fun, 
too. Each year we head to Boca Grande, on 
the gulf coast of Florida, for a lovely, sunny 
and warm Christmas. Summer travel this 
year was a wonderful sail from Camden, me 
to Saint John River in New Brunswick with 
John's brother and sister-in-law on their very 
comfortable boat. 

We are quietly and steadily improving our 
home and land along the Ompompanoosuc 
River in Norwich... This years' massive proj- 
ect involved a huge excavator and a very 

large back hoe. With John's vision and expert 
earth sculpting capabilities and Nan's un- 
canny ability to pick rocks and chop roots, 
we have created what could pass for a par 
three golf course. 

Phil Teuscher writes from Connecticut 
that he and Alice were off to the Island Re- 
gatta as guests of a polo-playing friend. Phil 
is looking forward to some fox-hunting in the 
United Kingdom and later, more polo in 


Thomas S. Tobey 

59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, ca 94022-1209 

(650) 941-5060 

Peter P. Morrin 

1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, ky 40204 

(502) 456-2397 

As usual the Floridians are the ones who 
keep us up-to-date. Bob Fullerton writes: 
"Life in Florida continues to be good — the 
weather is wonderful, especially in the winter 
(hot and humid in the summah, though!). I 
am able to get together with Bob Mann peri- 
odically, that is, when he's not jetting off to 
someplace exotic in his Gulf Stream V (that's 
five). I think he spends more time in the air 
than I do! It's tough to keep up with his latest 
adventures — safaris in Africa, cruises up the 
Amazon, and weeks in places like Bali or 
Patagonia just to name a few!!! Supposedly he 
even met Richard Gere while touring Tibet! 
What a life!!! In May I graduated to the Boe- 
ing 777 — the most sophisticated commercial 
jetliner in the sky today. This will, no doubt, 
be my final airplane as retirement will be 
mandatory in a little over four years. Just a 
little over two years to go until our 40TH Re- 
union. Hopefully, there will be a good 
turnout. Bene says he'll be there for the 50TH 
and if I play my cards right, perhaps I can fly 
up with him!" On cue, I heard from Bene as 
well, who apparently has made selling resi- 
dential real estate more lucrative than own- 
ing a Las Vegas casino. Where did I go wrong? 
Bene reports: "Just got back from Tahiti on 
my new G5 (Gulf Stream) and am looking for- 
ward to my African safari next week. Other 
than that news — not much is going on! Just 
trying to survive advancing age!" 

Advancing age is the theme of Don Con- 
nelly's missive, whom we all thought would 

be fixed in adolescence forever: "I am proud 
to report that my daughter, Lisa, is expecting 
a child in May. This will be my first grand- 
child. I always thought I was the only one in 
our class not aging. Well, I just fell to earth! 
I'm also contemplating slowing down some- 
what after more than 20 years of getting on 
airplanes nearly every week. It's time to enjoy 
Florida, golf and the pursuit of personal hap- 
piness. I plan to stay with Putnam for the 
foreseeable future, but hopefully with a little 
less travel. All is well here!" 

Finally, word from Forbes Farmer, who 
reports, "I'm now in my 26TH year of teach- 
ing criminology and various sociological re- 
search courses at Franklin Pierce College and 
recently started teaching graduate courses at 
Fitchburg State College in their criminal jus- 
tice program. My wife, Marabeth, and 
youngest son, Jonathan, just returned from 
visiting my oldest son, Seth, in Jackson Hole, 
wy. Have recently become reacquainted with 
Dave Sullivan '64 who has moved nearby." A 
request from your correspondent: anyone 
wishing to assist in tracking down some of 
our wandering classmates whose addresses 
are out of date, please give me a call. Happy 
real millennium! 


Louis H. Higgins 

P.O. Box 268 

Lake Placid, ny 12946-0268 

(518) 523-9682 

Eric Menz is now with Boise Cascade in Al- 
abama. His career in paper began with 
Crown Zellerbach and has kept him moving 
around the country. 


Kenneth A. Linberg 

6775A Pasado Road 

Isla Vista, ca 93117 

(805) 685-1868 

linberg@lifesci. Iscf.ucsb. edu 

We are all indebted to Nick Apollonio for 

updating us on his activities; else we'd have 
no notes this time! He writes, "Kristin and I 
are expecting in June; her first, my third. Ben 
is now 17; Elizabeth, 12, both into music. I am 
filling several orders for what friend Gordon 
Bok calls, 'the World's best 12-string' and will 
be doing several luthier's shows in '01. Work- 
ing on new CDs of Maine coast music in- 
cluding a collection of original fiddle tunes." 
Congratulations in advance, Nick, on your 
anticipated June arrival as well as your con- 


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tinued successes in instrument-crafting and 
music-making. And thanks again for keeping 
us in mind. Before wishing you all a great 
spring and summer, I remind those of you 
who might be interested that our clever Class 
Agent, Jeff Kane, has great photos of GDA 
and environs posted on his website at; check 'em out! 


Michael J. Little 

82A Summer Street 

Waterville, me 04901 



June 8, 9, 10, 2001 

Roy Hope is still here, after all these years. 
"Never thought Id end up in the Midwest. 
Been more than 20 years, mostly best. Always 
will have fond memories of GDA days!" 

Barry Sullivan says, "Upon completion of 
five years as Dean of the Law School at Wash- 
ington 8c Lee, the faculty endowed a com- 
mencement prize for excellence in constitu- 
tional law in my honor and the students 
dedicated an issue of the Law Review to me. 
During 2000-01, 1 am teaching constitutional 
and administrative law as a Fulbright Profes- 
sor at the University of Warsaw and will also 
spend half the year as a visiting fellow at the 
University of London." 

It is mid-winter in Maine as I write this, 
and it will be high spring by the time you are 
reading it. The way the time seems to fly, I 
can sympathize with Roy Hope who wrote to 
say he doesn't know where the time goes! He 
is still in the Twin Cities area and says he 
can't seem to get away — with a three and a 
half year-old that can be hard! 

I saw Tom Hildreth at the regular 
monthly contra-dance in Skowhegan, me, 
(for those of you non-folky types, contra- 
dancing is the tradition rural dance of New 
England — it is one of the ancestors of Amer- 
ican square dancing — and is a LOT of fun! It 
has nothing to do with Nicaraguan rebels!). 
Tom said he had recently run into Tom 
Walker in Portland, me (not the other one in 
the west). Tom H. is still skiing and lives in 
the shadow of Sugarloaf USA. Tom men- 
tioned the upcoming Reunion, but made no 

With that subtle transition, guys it is 
number 35 this year. I plan to be there, just to 

see who shows up! Why don't you? I hope 
more of you are alive than who send me post- 
cards for the Class Notes! 

Are any of you birders? I plan to sneak out 
to Plum Island early on Saturday or Sunday 
morning to do a couple of hours of bird 
watching (with one of America's premier 
birding spots just down the road who can re- 
sist?). If any of you would like to join me, 
please email me or drop me a postcard to let 
me know and we'll set up a carpool. 


Bennett H. Beach 

7207 Denton Boad 

Bethesda, md 20814 

(301) 951-9643 

If you're visiting Disneyland, Rich Brayton 

highly recommends you check into the new 
Grand Californian Hotel at the "California 
Experience" theme park that opened this 
year. By the way, Rich did the interior design. 

Mike Rogers is still loving the "California 
Experience" himself and reports that he is 
art directing "at last" on a feature film with 
DreamWorks. Across the street, he has been 
pitching small animation projects to the Dis- 
ney Channel. Mike caught Joe Schwarzer on 
the Discovery Channel talking about ship- 

Every afternoon during the past school 
year, John Easton would take a break from 
the printing business that he and Doris run 
in Wisconsin to go teach math to third 
graders who just can't get enough of it. The 
class was suggested by a teacher there, and 
one of the two original students was John's 
son Billy. Eventually, ten youngsters were 
showing up. Maybe it's time for a career 

Phil Finn is considering a switch after 
helping Bradlee's turn out the lights. He and 
Jane traveled to Berkeley in March to visit 
Philip, Jr. 

Garden State boy Jim Nevius has 
wrapped up a quarter-century with Amerada 
Hess and moved across the border to the 
Quaker State, where he works for the Hake 
Group. He is a VP for central operations. 
Hake consists of five companies engaged in 
construction, boiler making, and other en- 

You've heard the rumors about Larry 
Miller showing up for the 35TH reunion. Now 
there's a new rumor of that sort, involving 
Ward Westhafer. Ward has been in South 
Florida ever since college, and this would be 
his first reunion. 

Anthony Gerard reports from the Big 

Apple that he has been operating as Uncle 
Anthony for a dot-com startup since April 
2000. Son Andrew is now in Scotland attend- 
ing St. Andrew's. 

Speaking of New Yorkers, Jeff Wood's 
youngest, Christine, is finishing her first year 
at NYU. Gardner Sisk will begin paying col- 
lege tuition in the fall. His other lament is 
that instead of becoming simpler, life seems 
to drop more issues on his desk every day. 
Gardner Mattress, based in Salem, ma, is 
opening an outlet in Rye, nh, and may add 
one on the South Shore. 

Meanwhile, up in Salem, nh, Doug Cur- 
tis's company had another record year in 
2000. Two new wires he designed (for inter- 
nal medical procedures) are starting to sell 
well. Daughter Lindsay '97, a GDA alum, 
seems to have similar interests; she gradu- 
ated in May from Tufts with a degree in biol- 
ogy and biomedical engineering. 

If you want to book a musical act for your 
child's college graduation, the launching of 
your sailboat, or another major life event, call 
Southpointe Music (304-744-4502) and hope 
you're not too late to get in on Reid Pugh's 
"Better Late Than Never" American Tour. 
The music is acoustic rock. 

That news came too late for Bill Dough- 
erty, who had to make other musical arrange- 
ments in January when son William got mar- 
ried. William is about to go to Estonia for five 
years to co-run an office for a Columbus- 
based industrial firm. Bill's far-flung family 
also includes Andrew, due back soon from a 
semester in Beijing; Lauren, a broadcast and 
ballroom dancing major at Brigham Young; 
and Alyson, a summa cum laude graduate 
this spring from Illinois Wesleyan. 

GDA trustee Bill Alfond has been doing 
time-zone math, too. Son Reis is finishing up 
a semester in Kenya. Reis is due back at Dart- 
mouth this summer and is revving up for 
soccer season. 

As of press time, Paul Hemmerich was 
awaiting the results of bond issues in Goffs- 
town and Deerfield, nh, in hopes he will be 
doing architectural work on high schools in 
those two towns. If you're ever in the Queen 
City (Manchester), look for the Chase Block. 
Paul was involved in the restoration of two 
adjacent buildings that had been a pigeon 
roost for ten years after a fire. The project has 
been submitted as a candidate for the Na- 
tional Trust/HUD "Excellence in Historic 
Preservation" Award. 

Bill Haggerty doesn't get paid a plug 
nickel for his work on buildings. He recently 
joined wife Barbara on the board of the local 
chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Bill has 

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switched jobs, becoming CFO of Metech In- 
ternational, a precious metals recycling com- 
pany in northern Rhode Island. 

Determined to give the people of Greater 
Lexington as many dining options as possi- 
ble, Roy Meyers is planning to open his 
fourth restaurant late this summer. It will be 
an upscale bar and grill with a diner look and 
an all-day menu. Despite the demands of his 
restaurants, Roy manages to play tennis six 
days a week and will bring his racket to the 


Ben Beach may not have gone beyond 
pony football, but daughter Emily was 
named the Player of the Year in field hockey 
in the Washington Metro area. She is tick- 
eted for the University of Virginia. 


Daniel C. Look 

3287 Whitfield Drive 

Marietta, ga 30062 

(770) 977-3135 

News from near and far... 

Jon Williams surfaced. He wrote: "Re- 
member me. I was booted from GDA after 
our junior year, but back a year later and I 
graduated in '69. After University of Col- 
orado, I stayed in Boulder County, where I am 
today." Jon and his wife, Mary, were in At- 
lanta in February for a national Association 
of Home Builders convention. I was unfortu- 
nately in Providence. "When I return, I am 
going straight to Vail to ski with Tim Tenney 
and Pete Borneman. Tim just built THE ul- 
timate ski house in Bachelor Gulch at Beaver 
Creek (very toney!). Unfortunately, he also 
blew out a knee the day they moved in. I hope 
that he will be back in shape this year. It was 
great to read about everybody in the Archon. 
I used to see Boots once in a while, and 
Windsor White used to be around here, but 
I lost track of him. I called Bill "Dingle" 
Deegan for a Govie event about 20 years ago 
and he acted like either he was from Mars or 
I was. I guess that was no surprise. The last 
'69 reunion was Bragdon's going away party, 
and I saw CF at that event. He looks ab- 
solutely the same." 

Elliott H. O'Reilly writes: "It was a bit of 
a shock to see my memories of greasies and 
coffee frappes at the Grill lying in a heap of 
rubble. Of course, as rarely as I get east from 
St. Louis, I still had memories of Thompson 
Auditorium being new and modern. Then 
again, I still think of myself as a kid as well. 
One thing that never changes is my continu- 

ing amazement at how much I learned at 
GDA, despite myself, and how it continues to 
affect my life. On the other hand, I tried to 
follow Peter Barkin's example of giving to 
the Annual Fund online but it would not ac- 
cept my donation. Am I getting too old to 
fully comprehend this new-fangled technol- 
ogy? Actually, no, it turns out that there was 
a glitch on the website that day. Dorothea 
Suggs graciously accepted my donation by 
phone and emailed me back quickly that all 
was working again." 

Dave Mitchell wrote: "It was good to get 
your note. Do you have email addresses for 
everyone yet? It would be great to get a list. 
Life in Florida remains very enjoyable with 
frequent travel and the occasional vacation. 
Sunbeam continues to have its problems, as 
the press is all too happy to write about, but 
all in all I am having a great time and am op- 
timistic. Fifth grandchild arrived this year 
(beat that, Kangis!). I try to stay even with 
the weight and age curve, but it seems to get 
harder to do. Stop by if you're down this way." 

Chuck Johnson: "2000 went by too fast, 
but our family did manage to sandwich in a 
couple of notable events between work, 
classes, choir rehearsals, and frequent com- 
muter flights from Sacramento to Tacoma. 
Chuck hit the big 50 and Brian turned 21. 
Brian graduates from the University of Puget 
Sound in the Spring with a math-biology 
double major (sidebar note to the GDA coun- 
seling office, this is a school worth adding to 
the list of campuses to consider in the 
Northwest) and he's following his mother's 
footsteps with enthusiasm, having discov- 
ered he really enjoys singing in the University 
Chorale. Meanwhile, Chuck continues to 
excel as the concertgoers' chauffeur. The only 
real downer of the year was having to turn 
down Peter's invite to play in the holiday 
alumni hockey game (never mind I haven't 
laced on my skates since Byfield days) be- 
cause I had just suffered a slightly herniated 
disk the week before his letter, oh, well... 
Wishing you and your family happy holidays 
and a prosperous and healthy new year." 

Ben Brewster: "I guess it's finally time to 
respond to one of the cards instead of just 
saving them with the intent to write later. So 
here goes. I've left the organic coffee business 
and am now looking for a new challenge. Any 
small startups (or continue-ons) looking for 
a good, experienced General/Operations/ 
Production Manager? In the interim, I'm 
staying busy with other things, including the 
chairmanship at the Rising Tide Charter 

School, a 5-8 Commonwealth charter school 
that we started about three years ago. I've got 
one daughter in the Charter School and the 
other is rowing at Cape Cod Academy. (When 
is GDA going to straighten the Parker River 
and start a crew team?) For the record (and 
at the risk of getting even more fundraising 
letters) I am at: 44 Brook Rd., Plymouth, ma 
02360 or" 

Bob Martin wrote that he has purchased 
a 1928 Spanish-style home in Sonoma, ca 
last October. He has been named the kitchen 
manager at Saddle Creek Golf Course, home 
of the Northern Calafornia Pro Golfers Assoc. 

For me, things continue to be busy in At- 
lanta. We are still planning to move north in 
a year or two. The load of starting a new com- 
pany while keeping this one going has been 
interesting but exciting. Keep in touch. Send 
me your email address and I will put together 
a listing, or check out the on-line email di- 
rectory at 


Jeffrey L. Gordon 

Glen Farm Road 

Portsmouth, hi 02871 

(401) 849-5893 

jlgordom @aol. com 

J. Randall Whitney 

77 Coolidge Road 

Concord, ma 01742 


Jeff Brown has, after 25 years!, finally com- 
pleted the entire Appalachian Trail. This past 
summer he did the section from Monson to 
Rangeley, me, without his long-time trail- 
mate,Jack Cutler, who was unable to hike 
those last 100 miles with Jeff. 

Henry Eaton says daughter Brooke is 
doing well as a sophomore at GDA, while son 
Perry is a sixth grader at Fessenden. As wife 
Cathy consults with a start-up internet com- 
pany, Henry is building his new law practice 
and "reliving part of my youth with Duke and 
the Drivers World Tour 2001!" 

Mike Franchot and his wife, Marty, have 
four children ages 15, 13, 12 and 10. Mike has 
little time left in the day for much else after 
work — except to ponder the beginning of his 
50th year! 

Johns Congdon writes from Vermont that 
his one-of-a-kind furniture business is doing 
very well. He is very busy with three children 
over 20 years and three under 12 years old! He 
may move to a warmer climate. Boston? 


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spring 2001 

Larry Young lives in Wellesley, ma and 
owns a residential construction company. 
Louise, his wife of 24 years, is an award win- 
ning public school teacher and a writer with 
some publishing success. Daughter Hanna is 
a sophomore at Bucknell, while son Henry is 
a junior in high school. Charlie, number 
three, is in middle school. 

John Newman: "Wonderful 30TH reunion 
in June of 2000! Hope to see everyone and 
more for our 35TH. 2001 marks the end of a 
very successful and stimulating seven year 
relationship with GDA with the graduation 
of our second daughter from the Academy. 
Happy New Year!" 


Stephen]. Connelly 
119 Madison Avenue 
Clifton, nj 07011-2705 

(973) 773-3929 

Mario Rivera 

12264 NW32ND Manor 

Sunrise, fl 333^3 

riveraj@aol com 


June 8, 9,10, 2001 


Geoffrey A. Durham 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, il 60048 

(847) 549-8407 

George Freimarck writes he still lives in 
Glen Ridge, nj, with wife Gratia Pelliciotti, 
and two daughters, Olivia (9) and Averyl (6). 
He is still doing reinsurance with American 
Re, subsidiary of Munich Re, Germany, the 
world's largest group in this business. Mr. 
James' "choir practice" comes in handy 
singing "O Tannenbaum" at the company 
party. It pays to read the Archon: Unbe- 
knownst to him living literally around the 
corner is David Shove '71. Their daughters 
are playmates of the Shoves, and they've 
been entertained at many a party graciously 
hosted by Dave and his wife Beth, but never 
made the GDA connection until reading a re- 
cent comment by Steve Connelly in the '71 
class notes. He vaguely remembers Dave, but 
there are enough common references to 
make sense of it all. Saw the GDA campus 

over the summer. Much has changed and for 
the better! Look forward to making a reunion 
one these years. 

Bill Frost writes he is starting his fifth 
year as head tennis coach for Endicott Col- 
lege in Beverly, ma. He is coaching both 
women's (fall) and men's (spring) teams. The 
school has been coed for six years now — 
women's program is more established, men's 
Program is still young. Both programs are 
growing. School is growing. Opened an 
80,000 square foot Sports Center in August, 
1999. He is also able to do some tennis teach- 
ing at the school too. There are six outdoor 
courts, two indoors in the sports center. He is 
still living in Beverly. He heads down to his 
place in Florida occasionally and out to San 
Diego where he's got a couple of timeshares. 
He had the tremendous pleasure of spending 
the month of January 2000 in Australia. 

Peter Conway writes that all is well with 
the Conway family and not much is new. His 
daughter is a senior and waiting to hear from 
her college choices. He had drinks and din- 
ner with Paul Commito and Peter Franklin. 
Paul is moving to New Jersey, too. 

Jim Irving was in Richmond, va in De- 
cember on business. He called on Peter Fol- 
lansbee, who is teaching English at the Col- 
legiate School, a very fine private school in 
the west end of Richmond. Pete is passing on 
the lessons he learned from Tommy Bord and 
Mike Reid to another generation. 

Dicken Crane is still down on the farm, 
with place-based educational programs 
hopefully on the threshold of expansion. He 
makes occasional forays to Boston to serve 
as a trustee for the Massachusetts Environ- 
mental Trust. They are the grantor of the 
money that Massachusetts motorists donate 
for the environmental license plates, the 
whale tail is the most well known. 

Chris Swenson spent lots of time at home 
in Seattle, wa and lots of time away for both 
work and pleasure this past year. He per- 
formed in France and then explored Corsica 
with his wife, Abigail and the kids. He has 
seen Gus Selke a few times this year as well. 

As for the Durham family, Geoff Durham 
reports not much has changed recently. 
"Work at Allstate has been very busy. The fam- 
ily is fine. Our seventh grade daughter, An- 
drea, still fills most of our free time. Celebrat- 
ing my 25TH anniversary with Allstate this 
coming June. Hard to believe, but over half my 
life has been spent at Allstate. My wife, Jana, 
spends the rest of her free time donating it as 
the registrar for the local Girl Scout council. I 
spend my free time doing prairie restoration 
in the local forest preserves." 

Keep those cards, letters and emails coming! 


Edward Young 

15602 North 13th Avenue 

Phoenix, az 85023 


youngarizonaboy@aol. com 

Greetings from sunny Arizona! Sorry about 
our "no show" in the last Archon, I'll make up 
some news the next time. Better yet, please 
do write. I certainly enjoy hearing from you 
and I know our classmates do as well. So 
here's all the news that's fit to print: 

It was good to hear from my faithful cor- 
respondent, Roberto Arguello, still in 
Miami. Roberto, as I may have reported in an 
earlier write-up, is enjoying his work as a 
commercial banker for LAFISE, one of the 
largest financial groups operating in Central 
America, Panama, Venezuela, and the Do- 
minican Republic. As Executive Vice Presi- 
dent of the group, his duties are many and 
extensive. Still, he finds time to write a syn- 
dicated column for the main Hispanic news- 
papers in the US and Central America and 
has written a best seller — La Vida Secreta de 
los Sandinistas — which is now in its seventh 
printing. In addition to spending quality 
time with his wife and two kids, and in his 
spare time, he has established a company 
that designs and sells handcrafted chess sets 
that depict historic military battles. Roberto, 
thanks for writing. When you go to the 
Grand Canyon, I'm only a few hours away. I'll 
be in touch with details in case a mini- 
reunion can be arranged. If you want to keep 
up with Roberto's activities, the World Wide 
Web can help. Just type in www.mili 

Got a note from the lovely Lynn Beach, 
wife of Jim Beach. Pleased at this point to 
get mail from anyone, I understand why 
Lynn wrote instead of Jim. Jim is currently 
busy as the project manager on the South 
Boston Convention Center. He's been a busy 
bee as he was formerly the general superin- 
tendent on the Charles River Crossing, 
Boston's newest cable-stayed bridge. Still, 
Lynn writes that his passion continues to be 
boating on "Independence", his 42-foot sea 
ray. Lynn and Jim have two sons, Chris, 16 
and Jon, 14. Lynn, thanks for writing and tell 
that "hard hat" of yours that we want to see 
his smiling face at the next reunion if not 

David Goldbaum reports: "I presently 
live in Bedford, ma with my wife Sumiko and 
our ten-month-old daughter Ruby. I'm work- 
ing as a construction project manager for the 

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[class notes] 

northeast developer of Bread & Circus Mar- 
kets. We are building our house in Bedford 
and hope to move in the first of the year." 

"Life in Texas is good," says one John C. 
Blake. I have to admit that I'd agree, as I once 
was a resident of that fair state. John is still 
with the Rangers organization and since 
Tom Hicks bought the club things couldn't 
be better. Hey John, Tom Hicks was one of my 
parents at St. Mark's — in the "for what its 
worth department." John now oversees com- 
munications for the Southwest Sports Group 
that includes the Rangers and the Stars. His 
wife Harriet is editor of their local Irving, tx 
newspaper. Christopher, n and Becky, eight 
keep them running! I should add that Har- 
riet is also one of my faithful wife writers. 
Thanks Harriet for keeping us up to date. 
Keep writing! 

Note from Tim Crane, "Not much to re- 
port but all is well." Thanks Tim, even a short 
note warms the heart. 

One of my great treats of the New Year 
was a note from Jonathan Fischel. I'm not 
sure how you would forget but for those who 
have, he was our English Speaking Union stu- 
dent. Jonathan writes that he is married, "no 
children; we live in central London, which is 
great; my wife Katie is heavily involved in 
theatre, writing, directing, producing; I sup- 
port, and also occupy myself in the financial 
world working at The Financial Services Au- 
thority in banking supervision." Jonathan has 
a new address as well. He can now be reached 
at 38A Duncan Terrace, London ni8al, Eng- 
land. I'm sure he'd love to hear from his GDA 
friends. His note brought a smile to my face 
as I have fond memories of our GDA days. 

Bill O'Leary writes that everything is fine 
in San Francisco with the O'Leary family — 
Will, 12, John, ten and Hope, six. One of the 
things I miss now that I am no longer work- 
ing at GDA are those Trustee weekends when 
I'd get a chance to see Bill. Hopefully, my trav- 
els will take me to San Francisco where I will 
promptly look him up. 

Another surprise treat was a note from 
David Metcalf. Dave was recently blessed 
with a new son, August 29TH. This is his 
fourth. Dave is working in the transportation 
engineering field for a private firm in north- 
ern Virginia. Unfortunately, I missed seeing 
Dave by one day when he visited GDA last 
summer. I was on my way to Arizona when he 
made his return after ten years. Really sorry 
to have missed that treat, but looking for- 
ward to seeing Dave and any of you who 
come to Phoenix. 

The Youngs are getting use to western life 
in Arizona. Eddie is a senior at Phoenix 
Country Day School and has been admitted 
early decision to Pomona College in Clare- 
mont, ca. Last year as a junior at GDA he re- 
ceived the Yale Book Prize which was a nice 
ending to his career at the school as we 
moved west. He is also a finalist in the Col- 
lege Board's National Achievement Scholar- 
ship program. Kristina, my middle one, has 
returned to GDA and is a boarder in the jun- 
ior class. When I returned her to school re- 
cently I was reminded of my first day at GDA 
and how my mother must have felt as she 
drove off the campus. I cried when I left 
Kristina, which reminded me that my mom 
must have too. In fact, many of your moms 
must have as well. Funny that it has taken me 
all these years to come to such a simple real- 
ization. My Aaliyah, age four, is thriving at 
her new pre-school. Sheila stays busy as a 
Board member at Aaliyah's school, a Head of 
School's wife, racing around with a son get- 
ting ready to leave for college and now a 
mom who has to mail boxes to a daughter at 
boarding school. Life is good. May God bless 
you in this New Year and give you lots of 
good news and lots of time to write it up so 
you can send it my way. All the best! 


PamJ. Toner 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, ct 06430 

(203) 254-2371 

Steve Bottomley writes, "In 1997, 1 was hired 
by a local family to build a new public golf 
course in Greenland, nh. It opened July 1, 
2000 and I am now the General Manager of 
the Breakfast Hill Golf Club. I'm still single, 
living in Rye, nh with my golden retriever, 

Jean Bethel Baer is overseas in Oslo, Nor- 
way — it is very dark! Jean stopped by GDA 
two years ago and had a nice visit with Ed 
Young '73. 

Congratulations to Jill Stevens Keith. She 
married Robert on September 30, 2000 and 
then honeymooned in Nantucket. They are 
living in Kirkwood, mo, where Bob is a Direc- 
tor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

Writes Stephen Lu, "I have two dental 
practices, one in Tewksbury and one in 
North Andover. I bought a new house in 
North Andover. I have two sons, Stephen (16 
years old) and Patrick (14 years old)." Stephen 
has been married to a great wife for 10 years. 

He is offering a 10% discount on dental work 
for all GDA alums. 

I have changed jobs once again. Now I am 
selling professional services for a small con- 
sulting firm, ix Partners, headquartered in 
Salem, nh. I work from home and visit clients 
in New York a few days per week. Working 
from home is great! My email address is and work address is 



David Bohman 

557 Pinellas Bayway 

St. Petersburg, fl 33715 

(727) 866-2793 

Carol Ann Goldberg- Ay din 

301 East 94TH Street, 24B 

New York, ny 10128 

(212) 410-1781 


June 8, 9, 10, 2001 

Andy Skaff is living in Newburyport. Has a 
daughter, five and a son, three. He is in the 
screen printing business in Seabrook, nh 
with brother Bill '74- 


Carolyn Lyons Nissi 

2721 Reese Avenue, #1 

Evanston, il 60202 

(847) 869-0117 

jnissi2 @aol. com 

My apologies for neglecting my duties for the 
last Archon. Here are all the notes, some 
more recent than others. 

Tim Richards writes that life is busier 
than ever. He is juggling his local law practice 
with his responsibilities as chair of the Nat- 
ick Planning Board and his kids' activities. 
Zack is 12 and in seventh grade and Sam is 10 
and in the fifth grade. Between all that he 
tries to see his wife, Leigh, on occasion. He 
says he can't wait to see everyone back in By- 
field next June (2002) for our 25TH reunion. 

Ginny (Virginia) Sutton Hundley wrote 
me a great card, unfortunately the mail car- 
rier's dog chewed up part of it. From what I 
can gather, she was under the misunder- 
standing that life would get easier when her 

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kids started school!! Her youngest, Sam, is in 
a full-time tennis academy and started play- 
ing tournaments last spring. They start glo- 
betrotting with him as he has a tournament 
in Germany! Her oldest, Tyler, starts middle 
school soon and he plans to be the next 
Randy Johnson. They all love Davidson and 
plan to stay there for good. Ginny is coaching 
tennis — one women's team and two kids' 
teams. They took both kids out of school in 
November and went to Romania. A great ex- 
perience. She is looking forward to our 25TH 
(that can't be!). 

Steve Pingree wrote that he is living in 
Maine and teaching special education in the 
Camden Rockport Jr. High. He has two won- 
derful kids, Brian and Chelsea. Brian is a 
freshman at Dartmouth, plays the piano, and 
is in pre-law He made the Dartmouth super 
team in mock trial. Chelsea is in the eighth 
grade, plays French horn, and the piano, and 
sings. She is tops in her class. In August 
Steve and his "gorgeous and exciting wife" 
will celebrate their 20th anniversary! 
"Where does the time go?" Email: Steve_Pin 

David Phippen has been married ten 
years to his wife, Michelle. He is busy run- 
ning his landscape contract business and 
with his two boys, Ben (eight) and Tuck (six). 
He just renovated his house in Beverly ("I'll 
never do that again!") He hopes all is well and 
will see all of you at the 25TH in a couple of 
years. "Where's Joe?" 

Elizabeth "Beth" Kannan writes that 
she is living in Bedford, ny, with her husband 
Jim Spiegelman and her son Jack (five) and 
daughter Elizabeth (one). She is keeping busy 
with her family and her interior design busi- 
ness where she specializes in the restoration 
and decoration of historic houses. Beth, we 
look forward to seeing you at GDA in June of 

Douglas Cawley and his wife just bought 
a custom picture framing store in the Marina 
district of San Francisco. He still plays guitar 
for his band. His wife is finishing up her cre- 
ative writing degree at San Francisco State 

Mike Tulloch and his wife have a new ad- 
dition to their household as of August 7, 
2000. Zachary Griffin joined David, 11, Ben- 
nett, eight, and Katharine, three. He hopes all 
is well with the class of '77. He had lunch with 
Robin Wolfson in New York City this sum- 
mer and they had a great time catching up. 

Kate Wise Tewksbury is busy in Hunt 
Valley, md with her two kids Taylor and 
MacKenzie. Oh, and Iko, their dog. She and 
Tom are big into their kids' sports and I think 

it has become a full-time job for Kate. She 
would have been able to attend my wedding, 
but was way too busy organizing a Super 
Bowl party to cheer on the Ravens! 

I (Carrie) was married on January 27 to a 
wonderful man named Joseph Nissi. We live 
in Evanston, il (moved here in August 2000) 
and love it. Andrew, seven, and Sarah, five, 
have adjusted well to life in the mid-west. 
They especially like how close we live to the 
Lincoln Park Zoo! Life on a lake is much dif- 
ferent than life on the ocean, but we are 
quickly getting used to it. After all, we can't 
complain about the beach being less than a 
mile from our house! 

Now that I am settled and finally 
organized, I have a real email address: Please feel free to email me 
anytime with news, and I will be sure to in- 
clude it in class notes. If anyone is ever in the 
Chicago area, please be sure to look us up! 
And remember: our 25TH is just a year away! 


Scott M.Pope 

25 Tidewater Farm Road 

Greenland, nh 03840 

(603) 436-2903 

Hello All: 

Feeling like you want to get away to some- 
where warm?. your toes across a white 
sandy beach??? Well, you are not alone! This 
winter has been brutal! By the time you read 
this article, the snow will have been long 
gone, the air will be filled with flowering 
trees, the grass will be green and your tulips 
should be showing off.. .IT JUST CAN'T GET 
HERE SOON ENOUGH!! Our winter in 
Greenland has been relatively quiet. We were 
able to squeak in a visit to Annie's family in 
Kansas City and this spring we plan on trav- 
eling back to the island Eleuthera. Our 
daughter Taber is still playing inside field 
hockey and has enjoyed great success. 
Hughes starts lacrosse practice returning as 
an attack man. Annie continues to play com- 
petitive tennis and I am tying flies in prepa- 
ration of the upcoming saltwater striped 
bass season. I would like to thank all of you 
who have made the extra effort to contact 
me with your news. I very much appreciate it. 
For many of you who don't write.... let me 
offer a suggestion. After reading this arti- 
cle,... while its still fresh in your mind,... go to 
your computer and write me just a quick 
note. I would enjoy hearing from you. 

On with the news: I heard from Peter Hey. 
He writes: "Dear Scott, Thanks for the letter! 
It warms my heart to hear familiar names. I 

went to a GDA football game this fall. I 
caught the Lawrence Academy game. The 
Govs looked good. The line could block very 
well and the 44 defense was strong. I am now 
a pastor at Christ United Methodist Church, 
Northampton, ma. I am completing my i8th 
year of pastoral ministry. I am also an ad- 
junct chaplain at Smith College, a role that 
allows me to participate in some very excit- 
ing programs dealing with religious themes 
in our time. I am also very involved in a 
church camp in Meredith, nh, Wanakee 
United Methodist Center. Not everyone is 
lucky enough to have his or her adolescent 
neurosis blossom into a life long vocation. I 
am also coaching my son, (Josh, 13) in foot- 
ball and my daughter, (Becca, nine) in bas- 
ketball. Cathy and I will celebrate our 20th 
Wedding Anniversary this coming year. 
Thanks for your work as class secretary. I am 
glad to know of the well being of others in 
our class and I am thankful that you pass 
along their words. As to whether I am meant 
to be a father in the church, I have to confess 
I have moved to the liberal side of the spec- 
trum and would be more comfortable with a 
more inclusive term! I am content to be a 
pastor, to preach each week and to pray each 
day. Today, I give thanks for a legacy that lives 
and blooms in so many significant ways. 
Blessings, Peter." Thank you Peter for writing! 
It sounds like you have a perfect job doing 
what you have always meant to do... I am glad 
life is treating you well. Thank you for your 
kind words. ..I enjoy being secretary and 
staying involved with GDA. 

Peter Jenkins writes: "I've been meaning 
to write for some time. Here's what I know so 
far. ..Kim Godfrey and I have been married 
for ten years and we have settled in Barring- 
ton, ri. We've got three kids, Hannah, Char- 
lotte and Del. It is busy but we are having a 
blast. Hannah is playing girls' lax which I 
have enjoyed coaching. Kimmer and I both 
do consulting work from home. She focuses 
on kids and crime while I stick to minimally 
invasive medical technologies. In addition I 
own The Saltwater Edge (www.saltwater, a fly shop in Newport, RI. As you 
know, owning your own business presents 
numerous challenges and rewards. I invite 
classmates to stop by when they pass 
through Newport. I thank you for keeping us 
updated on one another's activities. This 
note should bring you current through 6:45 
am the day after Thanksgiving. Best, Jenks." 
Thanks for writing Peter and for making the 
time... all the best with your fly fishing shop! 
It sounds terrific! When I am down again in 
Barrington, I will look you up and make the 

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time to visit your fly shop. ..for purely selfish 
reasons of course! Thanks again Peter. 

Once again I have heard from Curt Met- 
zger! "Hey Scott: Just wanted to let you know 
I've left my reclusive cabin in Maine and 
joined the people now living in the real 
world! And I like it! From deep woods to 
computers and traffic... from squirrels to so- 
cialization (the squirrels never talked back 
anyway). I had a fantastic time at the 20-year 
reunion and hadn't realized how much I miss 
all you guys! And you all looked so young and 
happy! That was great to see. I got all my hair 
cut off, so 'Sorry Tad, I couldn't hold out any 
longer.' I never did receive a copy of the re- 
union picture and I'm anxious to see how it 
came out. Greg said he was going to put a 
suit coat and tie on me through some elec- 
tronic magic. He had a little smirk on his face 
so I'm curious to see if he put me in a strap- 
less dress or something. If so, I just hoped he 
picked out a color that brought out my eyes. 
I've never seen myself in drag, but I'm sure 
Greg has good taste in dressing women. If he 
put me in a negligee I'm gonna kill him. Hey, 
like I said, I miss you guys and just wanted to 
let you know I'm alive in south Florida. (Yes I 
voted — absentee because I was in Utah vaca- 
tioning at the time). I was almost too embar- 
rassed to come back. Take care, keep in 
touch, and the best to your wonderful family. 
P.S. if you happen to have a copy of the re- 
union picture, email it to me. Thanks." Curt: 
Thank you for your humor and wonderful 
letter! It sounds like you have made some ex- 
citing changes! Keep writing and let me 
know how things are going for you! I have 
passed on your email information to GDA 
and would like to have a mailing address 
when you have a chance. Take care. 

As usual, I heard from Andy Stephenson: 
"My mother- and sister-in-law and my father 
were with us for Christmas this year. We 
hardly ever get them in the same place at the 
same time, so it was great for them to visit 
with us and with each other. The weather was 
cold and crisp and we got about four inches 
of snow on Christmas day. That allowed for a 
good fire in the wood stove and some brisk 
afternoon walks. The day was great. Beck 
and I find ourselves in much the same place 
as we were last year. Jobs are going fine: she's 
at Mount Desert Island High School and I am 
at Pemetic School in Southwest Harbor. Lyle 
is in the second grade here in Ellsworth and 
Nate is at the Harbor House Daycare in 
Southwest Harbor, very near to me. We re- 
main active in our church, the First Congre- 

gational Church of Ellsworth, and any spare 
time we have seems to go into our garden or 
a quick fishing or camping trip. As you may 
know, we bought some land last spring and 
hope to build on it in about two years. It is a 
beautiful four-acre piece on the Union River 
Bay here in Ellsworth. Over the past eight 
months or so, Beck and I have been reading 
all we can on house designs so we can build a 
comfortable, functional home. We want a 
place where we can invite family and friends 
to join us and to stay comfortably. Obviously, 
we are really excited and hope that we can 
share what we'll have with our friends and 
family." Andy: This fly fishing season is "our" 
year to meet! If we must... we will split the 
five hours of travel and meet in the middle! 
Thank you for writing. It is ALWAYS ap- 

Hey Scott! After years of ribbing Leslie 
Russell Lafond about not writing me... she 
caught me off guard and emailed me!?!!! 
YES!!! "Dear Scott, OK you shamed me into 
writing! Nice letter by the way. Things at the 
Lafond household are crazy as usual. 
Meaghan (14) played field hockey this fall 
and had a great undefeated season! On to 
high school next year (are we really this 
old!?!?!) She is very active in school, president 
of the Student Council, peer mediation, year- 
book committee, drama club and she still 
finds time to pick on her little brother and 
drive her mother to drink (OK, so I just use it 
as a good excuse!) She really is a great kid. I'm 
very lucky. Bryan (eight) played flag football 
this fall and had a blast! He loves anything 
outdoors and is the apple of my eye! Michael 
is still with the New Hampshire Liquor Com- 
mission and just finished a very busy season. 
My real estate title business is going great! 
With interest rates what they are I expect to 
be very busy in the coming months. Kids and 
I are off to Bermuda for April vacation and 
plan on skiing a lot this winter. Hope every- 
one is healthy and happy and would love to 
hear from everyone." 
THANK YOU LESLIE... it was like pulling 
teeth girl. ..but you did it.. .and it is most ap- 
preciated. For all of you who don't know what 
Leslie does, she researches land ownership 
records for clients. Should you want to know 
who owns a parcel of property in New Hamp- 
shire, she can find it for you. For anyone buy- 
ing or selling a house, she does the research 
for the attorneys involved in the transaction. 
She is incredibly proficient at her job and I 
invite you to use her services when the op- 
portunity presents itself. 

I heard briefly from Phil Graham: "Greet- 
ings, everyone! Please be advised that my 
email address has changed to philipgraham This change is effective im- 
mediately. My old email address will not 
function after Jan. 31ST. Thank you, and 
many blessed years during this festal time of 
Our Savior's Nativity and Theophany." 
Thanks for the email update! 

I heard from our overseas business 
mogul... Peter Feith. He has become a Czech 
resident of late and is creating some exciting 
business abroad. "Hi Scott, I started CDI 
(City Design International) with a Czech- 
born, U.S. citizen, named Otto. We set up a 
real estate limited liability company, based in 
Massachusetts, investing in Prague and Bu- 
dapest property market. So for now it's 
Prague until this thing is launched and funds 
pour in, then maybe back to Singapore. Prob- 
lem is I rented that apartment to a guy from 
China, but without permission he brought in 
twenty relatives (600 sq. ft. apt). Regards, 
Peter Feith mobile 420 723 475 407; office 420 
2 5731 1074." Thanks for writing Peter, keep 
the emails coming. 

Andrew Bendetson quickly wrote: "Dear 
family, friends and associates: please be ad- 
vised of my new email address: abendetson Andrew P. Bendet- 
son, President Merchant Financial Invest- 
ment Corporation, 209 West Central Street, 
Natick, ma 01760 TEL. (508) 655-3366 FAX. 
(508) 655-7733" 

Attorney Thomas H. Driscoll, Jr. was 
elected this fall to the office of Clerk of 
Courts for Essex County. This fulltime posi- 
tion oversees the daily operation of the three 
Superior Courts in Essex County, ma located 
in Salem, Lawrence and Newburyport. Dris- 
coll, a lifelong Democrat, beat out a field of 
six candidates for the six year term. He is to 
be sworn in to office on January 3, 2001. His 
election marks the first time in history a 
Swampscott resident has been elected to a 
countywide position. Tom previously served 
as a selectman in Swampscott and is a for- 
mer Essex County Assistant District Attor- 
ney. Driscoll has been engaged in the private 
practice of law since 1993. Tom and his wife, 
Tara have two sons, Thomas, age seven and 
Robert, age four. 

We were sad to learn that John 'Skip" W. 
Hosner's father died in December after suf- 
fering injuries in an automobile accident. 

Well, that does it for me. Thanks to every- 
one who wrote and enjoy the beautiful 

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Mike Reilly, Keller Laros and Dave Brown all class of 1981 in Kona, Hawaii this past winter. 



Avery K. Woodworth 

19 Downfall Road 

Byfield, ma 01922 

(978) 463-2563 

Lynne E. Durland 

114 West Road 

Londonderry, nh 03053-3141 

Howdy from the wilds of Londonderry, nh!!! 
My kids, Charles 13, Christopher 11, and Eliz- 
abeth, eight and I bought our first house last 
summer. We are settling into the new rou- 
tines nicely. 

Things are also going great for Charlie 
"Kibby" Atkinson; he and his wife are the 
proud parents of twin daughters, Sydney and 
Lindsay born last July 8th. 

It has also been a busy year in the John 
Wise household. His wife Julie finished her 
Physician Assistant degree and has accepted 
a position in Brunswick, me. John is still a 
stay-at-home dad with Jack, ten and Ellen 
Grace, seven. He is substitute teaching, vice 
president of the PTA and coaching his son's 
hockey team. He has also had some contact 
with Greg Moore and Shep Sutton who he 
thinks has headed to L.A. to seek fame and 
fortune. They also have dinner with the 
Staffords a couple of times a year. John can be 
reached at 

Now on to the women. Emily Woolf 
Economou and her husband John welcomed 
a baby boy, Jared Woolf Economou on Octo- 
ber 17TH, joining his 20-month-old brother 
Robie. Emily is trying the stay-at-home mom 
gig for a while. 

Jamie Rosenthal is still in Los Angeles 
with her son Bennett, almost six. She has 
added to her wholesale company and has 

opened a children's clothing store in Holly- 
wood, by the name of "Lost & Found." She is 
still occasionally doing costume design in 
the film industry. 


Jennifer G. Steward 

715 Main Street 

Boxford, ma 01921 

(978) 352-7694 

Laurie Krooss writes: 
Dear Friends, 

I hope that 2001 is off to a fine start for you 
and for your families. I wanted to update you 
on where I am, what I am doing and what I 
hope to do. This is in response to the many 
lovely notes and cards I got from so many of 
you around Christmas, which is, I realize, the 
more traditional time for this type of general 
information letter. However, if you were one of 
my DEAR FRIENDS who did NOT send me a 
card or note — it's not too late! I'll accept ANY 
FORM of communication (not to mention 
GIFTS) far, far, far into 2001. Here are some 
common questions, which I will seek to answer. 

#1 Laurie, where are you? Today is Sunday, 
February 25, 2001 and I am still here in Geor- 
gia volunteering with an organization called 
Jubilee Partners. I will be here AT LEAST 
until the end of March, possibly longer. I will 
be here until I find the right 'match' of a 
church. (See question #2). 

#2 What about a church? Well now, THAT 
is an excellent question. What about a 
church. Since September I have been circu- 

lating my profile, (a packet of information 
about myself), to UCC churches who are 
seeking a minister. It's a bit like a dating serv- 
ice. They look at your information, you look 
at theirs. Then, if you think each other looks 
good on paper you have a conversation. (The 
dating equivalent of having coffee). In my 
case this nearly always happens on the phone 
(me on one end, the search committee on the 
other) because the churches I am interested 
in are mostly in New England and as we es- 
tablished in the previous question, I'm in 

After this initial conversation, if you and 
the church are still interested, you go to the 
next step. (The dating equivalent of having 
dinner). This involves getting on a plane (that 
would be ME getting on the plane) and flying 
somewhere (usually somewhere much colder 
than Georgia) and preaching and having 
more conversation. 

#3 Wow. That sounds tiring. (Okay, so that 
isn't a question.) Well, it is! And did I men- 
tion that I am a full-time volunteer while I 
am in this job search? So, yes, it's tiring and I 
will be SO GLAD when it's over. There are 
many UCC churches searching for pastors so 
I hope and pray that I will find one that will 
be a good use of my gifts and a place that will 
challenge me and help me to continue to 
grow spiritually. I have had MANY phone in- 
terviews and several face-to-face interviews. 
Yet, as we've established, I'm still in Georgia. 
Your thoughts and prayers for my search 
process would be really welcome. 

#4 How are you? I'm good. I love it at Ju- 
bilee. I love teaching the refugees English, I 
love learning about their countries and cul- 
tures and coming to count some of them as 
my friends. The refugees I have come to 
know are from Africa: Liberia, Togo, 
Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, Congo-Kinshasa, 
Mauritania and Seychelles. I love living in 
community. Through the use of chemicals 
(horribly toxic ones, I'm sure) we got rid of 
the roaches that plagued me upon first arriv- 
ing here, so that's been good. The community 
is supportive of my search process and I am 
welcome to continue to live here and be a 
volunteer here until I move on to where I'll be 
next. (Which is a great thing). 

#5 If you like it so much at Jubilee, why 
don't you stay? Not now. It would be too hard 
for me, as a single person, to live at Jubilee. (It 
is a very family oriented place). Also, volun- 
teering means just that: Volunteering. So, 
there are some financial considerations. Be- 
sides! There is a piece of me that is curious to 
know what it will be like as a sole pastor of a 

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#6 How's your family? Good thanks. Deb- 
bie and her husband Gary have three girls, 
Julia is eight, Diana is six and Maria is three. 
One of the good things about my search 
process is getting to see them frequently 
when I fly north for interviews. I also saw 
them for five days at Christmas. I adore 
them. My dad and stepmother, Joan, live in 
nj. My mom and stepfather, Don, spend the 
winters in Florida (I drove down to see them 
over Christmas) and the summers in nh in 
their condo in Portsmouth. 

#7 Your work at Jubilee sounds so inter- 
esting, can I come visit? YES, YES, YES! Id 
love to have my friends come to this place 
which has come to mean so much to me. 
Come before the end of March. 

#8 Did you come up with this cheesy idea 
of questions and answers in your Christ- 
mas/February 25TH letter all by yourself, or is 
this a Southern thing? No, this was all me. 
Thanks for reading it all the way to the end. 

I am holding you in my heart and wishing 
you peace, love and God's grace for 2001. 

Laurie Krooss, Jubilee Partners, P.O. Box 
68, Comer, ga 30629 (706-783-5132) LKROOSS (this one good for a long time). 

Excitement is building for our 2oth Re- 
union! Mike Reilly and I have been emailing, 
along with Eric Adell, Lisa Louden, Dan 
Cooke and Vinca Weatherly, planning for 
the weekend and rallying as many classmates 
as we can to join the celebration, and also to 
support GDA through the Annual Fund. Our 
percentage of class participation in the An- 
nual Fund was strong last year, but we would 
love to see it truly reflect the unity of our 
class and the quality of our GDA experience. 
With that in mind, if you have not yet made a 
contribution to the Annual Fund, I hope you 
will consider doing so. I received quite a few 
postcards from everyone and want to thank 
Sandy Keyes and the Development Office for 
sending out a letter to you on my behalf. All 
is well for the Steward family though this 
winter has been a nightmare for illness. My 
nine-year-old daughter loves her new school 
and continues to strive toward a career in 
veterinary medicine — yes; she is adamant 
about this and has been so for a few years 
now! Our menagerie continues to grow as a 
result. One child, many pets! If anyone is in- 
terested in adopting a guinea pig call Abby! 

Eric Adell reported that things are great 
in Amesbury. "Kids are getting smarter so 
our job is tougher. I see Red, Brandli and 
Breed a lot — they all seem well. Went to an 
Alum Hockey game — nice time. Can't wait 

for 20TH. See you then!" 

Molly Andrew Williamson is also look- 
ing forward to Reunion. She writes, "All is 
great. My four-year-old Lucy May is busy 
with books, ballet, school and swimming. We 
have moved to my great-grandfather's cot- 
tage. (New address: 1 Adams Ave. Gloucester, 
ma 01930) Lucy is the fifth generation living 
here. I can't wait to see Abby (Locke) Castle. 
She has been the best corresponding room- 
mate ever!" 

Ivan Arguello emailed with an update. "I 
am living in Tenafly, nj with my wife Mary 
and my two children, Alexander, 11 and little 
Ivan, seven. I am looking forward to seeing 
everyone in June." 

Paul Carter also sent me a nice email. "I 
don't know if you remember me.... (We do, 
Paul!) I was a commuter... played football, 
basketball, and baseball... hung out with the 
quieter crowd... and really loved my days at 
GDA. Anyway, I'd love people to know that I 
am currently working at Exeter Hospital in 
Exeter, nh as a Systems Analyst and trainer. 
I'm also teaching for the State University 
System. Since GDA, I graduated with a Bach- 
elor's in Education and a master's in Com- 
puters in Education. I've been married for 
five years (Diane) and have a great 16-year- 
old stepson (Bill). We built a house and live 
in Derry, nh. I've not been in touch with any- 
one from the class of '81, but would love 
to hear from anyone and everyone. My email 
address is Again, 
just touching base to say hello and to thank 
you for your updates to the Archon. I really 
enjoy hearing what people are doing." Thank 
you, Paul! 

David Critics is happy to be stationed on 
this continent after many years abroad. He 
writes from Canada, "Looking forward to the 
Class Reunion — has it really been 20 years! 
The current job with the Canadian army 
gives a new meaning to doing more with less' 
as they daily do much with nothing'. Angela, 
Rebecca and Daniel have all taken well to the 
great white north. They skate better than I do 
and have taken quite naturally to snowshoe- 
ing and cross country skiing." 

Antea von Henneberg sent word from 
San Francisco. "Trying to make it back to 
'the right coast' for Reunion! My only con- 
flicts are the swim to Alcatraz and our new 
baby boy. Ford Hopkins Middleton was born 
on October 9th. He's a great guy and we 
love watching him grow up. Saw Kathryn 
O'Leary at Christmas while visiting parental 
units in Cambridge. All is well!" 

Cynthia (Pfeiffer) Horner also has a new 
addition to her family. "Our news is the ar- 
rival of our beautiful daughter Nicole Eliza- 
beth Horner, born 11-9-00. She's the delight 
of our lives! I am taking some time off from 
my practice to be with her, but will return for 
two days a week in the spring. We'll try to be 
at Reunion!" 

Michael Reilly, in addition to his great 
work as our class agent — thank you, Mike! — 
continues to be busy in the road construction 
business in western Massachusetts. He and 
his wife Diane are the proud, though probably 
not very well rested, parents of two sons — 
Colin, 20 months and Christopher, five months. 
Mike is a definite for Reunion as well. 

Jennifer Malamud Schaeffner writes 
that, "Life is hectic: two children Max (age 
four) and Use (age two) and husband Bob are 
all well. I am working for Fleet Boston Fi- 
nancial in the brokerage area. I job share 
with another working mom splitting the 
work week 50/50. So far it's working great! I 
get to have a career and be home with my 
kids two and a half days a week. Hope all is 
well with everyone." 

Benay Todzo writes, "We're thinking 
about coming to Reunion this year. I'm sure 
my husband, Mark, and three kids, Quinn 
(four), Miles (two), and Blake (six months) 
can't wait for me to drag them all around 
GDA's campus. It would be fun to see old 
friends. I hope a lot of you are planning on 
going too. See you in June?" 

Vinca Weatherly is also looking forward 
to Reunion. She writes that "daughter Ju- 
lianna is 13 and son Christopher is nine — 
can't believe it!" She also got me laughing 
with the realization that Reunion may moti- 
vate her to get in shape — I can relate! Don't 
panic Vine, we have a few months! I too am 
bonding with the Nordic Track! As always it 
was fun to hear from so many classmates. 
The weekend of June 8th-ioth should be 
wonderful. Be sure to visit for online 
details about Reunion, or you can email me Perhaps the rea- 
son why it remains so hard for us to believe 
that 20 years have passed is the vivid quality 
of the friendships we built during our years 
at GDA. I for one am so looking forward to 
revisiting the spirit and fun of the experi- 
ences we shared way back in 1981. See you in 


The Archon 

spring 2001 


Nancy L. Wickwire 

33 Caron Road 

Bedford, nh 03110 

(603) 472-8993 

Nancy Wickwire: "Well hello everyone. Let's 
start with my news: there really is none, 
except that I will probably require some in- 
tensive therapy for the carpal tunnel syn- 
drome that I will no doubt be suffering 
when I get done typing all these notes! Not 
that I am complaining. It's always good to 
hear from you. As always: my email address is and that's the best 
way to send notes. Also: I had an email ad- 
dress for Marc Rasbury, which is no longer 
working. So Raz, when you read this, please 
send me your new email address. Also, 
Demetri Valhoulis, I had your email address 
but seem to have inadvertently deleted it so, 
please send it to me again. And Michelle 
(Montrone) Cogan and Claire (Dober) 
Danaher: if either of you currently have 
email addresses, please send them because I 
no longer have them. Finally, I have compiled 
a directory of all the class of 82 email ad- 
dresses and recently sent it to every name on 
the list. SO if you have an email address, and 
you did not receive my recent email, then 
please send in your address to be added to 
the directory, or check on email directory on 
line at 

Phil Parry has the distinction of being 
the only class member who sent his notes in 
on that postcard. "Just a quick note, FYI. Still 
living in Merrimac, ma and practicing law 
(primarily real estate and estates). My office 
is in the center of Merrimac and I am doing 
very well. Wife Denise and children 
Stephanie (14), Emily (seven), Charles (five) 
and Phillip (three) are also well. I run into 
Peter Riley '83 regularly (he has a law prac- 
tice in Seabrook) and had an occasion to 
speak to Jerry Sweeney recently (he prac- 
tices law in Providence, ri). I plan on attend- 
ing Reunion 2002 and hope to see many 
classmates and friends. Take care!" 

Matt Teborek: An Archon "First Timer." "I 
think this may be the first time since gradua- 
tion that I have responded for class notes. 
Sad I know. After graduating from the School 
of Hotel Administration at Cornell in De- 
cember 87, 1 worked in Manhattan for seven 
years at the Hotel Carlyle as Assistant F&B 
Director and Assistant Executive Manager. I 
returned to New Hampshire in October '94 
and joined Newmarket International Inc. 
Newmarket delivers software solutions for 

hospitality sales and marketing. During the 
five and a half years with Newmarket I was a 
training manager, technical support rep., in- 
terface manager and sales manager. In De- 
cember '00 I joined Hilton Hotels Corp. at 
the corporate office in Beverly Hills as the 
Director of Revenue Management Systems 
and am living in Santa Monica, ca. If there 
are any grads out in the west coast or ones 
traveling to Los Angeles I would love to meet 
up with them. Best regards." 

Robin (Fasciano) Gianis: "I am keeping 
busy making art, particularly ceramics. In 
this past year I have inherited an enormous 
kiln from my landlord when I bought the 
house from him. He was one of the original 
abstract expressionists who settled in the 
Hamptons years ago. I have mastered the 
potter's wheel and am now teaching students 
myself. I have an herbal soap business and 
can barely cut and wrap them before they are 
sold, especially during the holiday season. 
Anyone interested in luscious, super rich 
herbal soap? My email address is Ehlsoap I can mail you a brochure. Finally, 
I have just finished the New York state certi- 
fication process for teaching art in public 
schools, grades K-12, and I am looking for a 
full-time position. Phoebe is already five and 
a half and in kindergarten!" 

Alison (Miller) Montague: and baby 
makes five! Alison and Dave welcomed their 
third child (and first daughter) during the 
first week of February. Her name is Sophie 
and she joins Gabriel (five and a half) and 
Alex (three and a half). 

Trina Chiara: By the time the Archon gets 
distributed, Trina will no longer be pregnant, 
but her email says: "Richard and I are doing 
well... waiting for March 25, due date for our 
first little girl! We're very excited. We are fi- 
nally getting our home together after buying 
it a year ago and doing lots of renovations. 
Geez, very different to live in a house after all 
those years in a Manhattan apartment. No 
super to call to fix things! We are looking for- 
ward to the 20TH and hoping EVERYONE at- 
tends. The Winter Archon notes were fun to 
read with so many people responding. Where 
is Jenny Hayes???" 

Ronnie Perkins Mombello: Might also 
be the first time we've heard from Bonnie 
(see, this email thing is really great). She 
writes "Living in Newburyport. Keeping busy 
with a few jobs and a few kids. (Nicholas, 
five, Olivia, three and William, three). Work- 
ing full-time with Alden Merrell (now a 
division of Heinz) and teaching Group 
Fitness Classes at a nearby gym. I have re- 
cently become a certified personal trainer. 

And I'm always looking for new clients." 

Will Friend sent an email in November: 
"Last Saturday my dad (Rill Friend '55) and 
I took my kids (Emily, five and a half and 
William, 15 months) up to GDA to watch a 
football game vs. St. Sebastian's— a 28-19 
GDA victory We wandered around and 
checked out the campus and all my old 
dorms. Emily already thought it was pretty 
cool to visit Dad's and Bumpa's (my dad) high 
school and when she realized that we actu- 
ally slept and lived at the school... well, she's 
already decided which dorm she's going to 
live in. Needless to say, any money I ever con- 
tribute to the school will go to the removal of 
the Pierce Hall fire escape. William spent 
most of the afternoon tumbling down the 
football field bowl and chasing leaves onto 
the field. We ran into Mike Moonves and 
Dick Leavitt (all of his hair is white now). All 
in all it was a great day. The campus looks 
great with all the new buildings and fields 
and the foliage (funny I don't ever remember 
noticing the foliage while we were there) was 

John Nye: "Here's my scoop. I am the Se- 
nior Vice President and Director of Ameri- 
can Furniture and Decorative Arts at Sothe- 
bys. Kathy and I have two kids, Tupper is 
eight, Hannah is three and with another due 
in early March. We plan on attending the re- 
union. Can't believe it's the 20th already!" 

Chuck Yerkes: "Me? Not much to report. is still here and not.gone. Remem- 
bering snow from pictures. Hanging out, rid- 
ing the motorcycle year round, skiing some 
and loving the west!" 

Robby Low: All we ever hear from Bob is 
how his teams are doing at Holderness. He 
wrote "Do you think the Archon would print 
a picture of my soccer team in the next issue? 
We won the New England Prep Champi- 
onship this year!!" I emailed Bob that I was 
sure the Archon would print the photo and to 
send it straight to the development office, or 
to me. It didn't come to me, so Bob I hope you 
sent it straight to GDA! And I just think you 
should know that as I am typing these notes, 
the Stones "Some Girls" cd is playing in the 
background. Definitely class of '82 music. 

Whoa out of the blue: John Parker sent 
me an email in January. "Saw my name in the 
Archon, and was flattered by the inquiry. 
Contrary to the past info I am living in North 
Carolina, not South. I wasn't a mercenary 
with the C.I.A. I did put on one of those ques- 
tionnaires they send us to find out how much 
dough we are raking in. I did it as a goof, I 
never dreamed they would take it seriously. I 
have received GDA stuff ever since I left, and 

The Archon 

SPRING 2001 



I don't know how they do it but every time I 
move, they find out my new address. Since 
GDA, I have lived in Louisiana, California, 
and now North Carolina and GDA has 
tracked me down. It's not like I have con- 
tributed any money, and there is a good rea- 
son to find me. I do enjoy the mailings, and 
keeping up with all the great folks from GDA. 
Quick bio: married 10 years in April (together 
14 in Feb. First date: Feb 12, 1987) to Suzanne. 
She's never been to New England, so we will 
seriously consider making the trip up for the 
20th. We have two daughters, Cameron 
Elizabeth (three and a half) and Tess Marie 
(turns one year in two days, WOOO 
PARTY!!!). My wife and children are why I rise 
in the morning. I work for Kinko's (yes, the 
copy place) in the distribution center in 
Greensboro. I also own and operate a small 
(but growing every year) lawn and landscape 
service, and am currently studying to get my 
general contractors license. As we all know 
(since most of us have kids, jobs, etc) life is 
busy. The kids make it gratifying, the jobs 
make it possible. It sounds hokey but I'm just 
down here in one of America's true cultural 
and sociological vacuums, trying to make a 
life for my family. Am I applying one iota of 
the stuff I learned at GDA to my life right 
now? Not hardly, however the relationships 
that were forged during my time in Byfield 
will always be with me. Especially the kiss we 
shared on the GDA stage, Nancy (wink). My 
best to everyone from GDA and thanks for 
thinking about me." Thanks for reminding 
me of that very public instance of on-stage 
mortification, JP. Mr. Rowe, I hope you are 
reading this and having a chuckle! 

John Egan: Short and sweet: "My wife and 
I had our third child, Matthew Randolph on 

Another blast from the past, Brice Massey: 
he emailed in January. "Maybe you remember 
Brice Massey?? It has been a long time and I 
have not been very diligent in staying in con- 
tact with the GDA community. News from 
me? Happily married with two children (Kyn- 
dal, four and Alden, one) and recently moved 
from Phoenix to Seattle. Working for Oracle 
and spend as much time in Europe as I do in 
the U.S. Chris Perrault and I got together for 
a hiking adventure in the Grand Canyon last 
summer. Great seeing him again after so long. 
I have yet to take the family back east but 
hope to this summer. GDA will definitely be a 
stop in our tour. Best regards." 

Ted Larned: "No life-changing news from 
Grand Rapids. We had record setting snow in 

December. So I spent many hours shoveling 
until I finally gave in and got a snow blower. 
Of course, since then, we have had no snow. 
Terry, my wife, has made the transition from 
eighth grade English teacher to middle 
school guidance counselor. She is loving the 
change and could not be better suited for the 
job. The kids love her. Herman Miller contin- 
ues to be a great place to work. Anybody 
watch "Will & Grace?" They showcased our 
"Aeron Chair" during one of the episodes. I 
provide consulting services to Herman Miller 
suppliers and am learning/teaching the Toy- 
ota Production System. Many challenges 
arise when companies change the way they 
do business and I really enjoy being able to 
help them succeed. Due to both our job 
changes, Terry and I are working on moving 
to Grand Haven, a small beach town right on 
Lake Michigan. The move would take us 
close to Terry's school as well as many of the 
activities that we enjoy (hiking, snowshoe- 
ing, cross country skiing, beach activities, 
etc). With any luck we will relocate before 
spring. I'm glad to get the news of everyone's 
adventures. Please send my best wishes to 
everyone. Even though I don't write much I 
do love to hear what's happening with the 
special group of people that made up the 
Class of '82." 

Kim Newby: Back in the USA! "I have re- 
turned home after having lived in Asia, off 
and on, for over 10 years. It is great to be in 
Boston. I am working as an attorney in a law 
firm, and, as in Hong Kong, my practice is fo- 
cused on technical and intellectual property- 
related projects. Would love to hook up with 
classmates in Boston! My email is Knewby" 

Andrew Fredrick: "Just an update on me 
for the interested. I am living in Idaho still, 
but now am working for myself doing Inter- 
net marketing consulting. Which means I 
help people with their websites and try to 
get the website to do what it was originally 
intended to do — whether it was to sell 
things or distribute information or what- 
ever. The business is moderately successful. 
(I have a few subs gainfully employed and 
am looking for more) but any referrals are 
always appreciated. Life in Idaho moves at a 
slower pace than in Massachusetts, but it is 
nice and relaxing. If you should find your- 
self in beautiful Boise, look me up." Here's 
the question though: did you ever succeed 
in getting your fishing license?? 

Jane (Boisvert) Burns had her beautiful 
daughter, Gillian Marcell Burns. "Mother- 

hood is great, so great in fact that I have de- 
cided to be a full time mom. I'll be hanging at 
the "Y" and by the pool all summer, learning 
my ABC's and counting to ten. When I get a 
new email address I'll send it in." 

Barbara Mackay-Smith: "I'm enjoying 
life on the left coast, marriage, motherhood 
and... most recently... work, again. Just flying 
day trips so I can tuck the little bug into bed, 
but I'm hoping she'll be sleeping through the 
night again soon so I can work those Hawaii 
layovers. Two questions: where did the Mulli- 
gans work in California and where are they 
now? And, has anyone heard from Anna- 
belle and Elizabeth Wells?" 

Sloan Tyler reports: "We are departing 
Alaska this summer and will miss it. We have 
enjoyed the three years here and most cer- 
tainly plan to return. Jim recently received 
orders to Headquarters — so we are off to the 
Washington dc area this July. We plan a 
leisurely ferry ride from Kodiak through the 
inner passage to Bellingham, Washington 
and then a cross country trip through Cali- 
fornia (Disney and redwoods) past the Grand 
Canyon and then eastward ho! Our new baby 
girl is expected in June so it ought to be an 
exciting summer. (OK, so maybe we are a bit 
crazy and will have to scratch the drive and 
fly to the east coast...) Madison and Graham 
are doing great. Madison will be going into 
the second grade and has all the pre-pubes- 
cent behaviors of a child beyond her years. 
We sometimes think she is an 18-year-old in 
a six-year-old body Graham had his first 
birthday a few days ago. He started walking a 
few months ago and has been very excited 
about his ability to reach a few inches higher. 
(Course that means I have nothing on any 
shelves below my waist.) It has been an inter- 
esting tour for me as the base legal officer — I 
have enjoyed it but am looking forward to 
trading the rigors of full time legal work for 
full time motherhood. The latter being the 
more stressful of the two, but certainly more 
personally rewarding. I suppose that's all the 
news that's fit to print... I'll pass on our new 
email sometime in July or August." 

Bill Dee has moved his family to New- 
buryport, ma, and is working for a law firm in 
Boston. Bill and his wife have a son, Trevor, 
born in October '99; he keeps them hopping. 
Bill's email address is 

That's it for notes this time around. You'll 
all be getting another letter from me next 
August or so. In the meantime, send me your 
email address!!!! I'll add you to the directory 
and send it around again. Cheers! 


The Archon 

spring 2001 


Susan Studley Sanidas 

74 Peach Tree Lane 

Marston Mills, ma 02648-1841 


W. Drew Hoffman is still residing in Marble- 
head with his wife Kate, two daughters Alex 
and Sydney, and new son, Cameron, as of 
April 2000. Brother David and his wife Kathy 
are expecting their first baby early February 
2001. Work is going well and he is now general 
manager of AK Media Boston. Kevin Cryts 
says, "Nothing new going on with me. My kids 
are five (Collan) and three (Abby) and I am 
still on the MBTA Police K-9 unit. I am hoping 
to attend and play the alumni hockey game in 
January. Hope to see you there!" 


Cathy Scerbo 

35 Winterberry Lane 

Stratham, nh 03885 

(603) 778-3169 (home) 

Hello! I have so much wonderful news to 

Congratulations to Melissa Finnon Fior- 
illo on the arrival of Olivia Caroline on Octo- 
ber 2, 2000. Olivia joins older sister Miranda 
who is now two? and reportedly a big help to 
her folks! I'm glad to hear you are through 
the sleep deprivation stages! 

Mike Graf and his wife Aileen recently 
celebrated the arrival of Madeline Crewe on 
October 18, 2000. Madeline joins her big sis- 
ter Charlotte, who is now two. Mike lives in 
Newburyport and he and Aileen, whom he 
met at architectural school, have opened 
their own office there, Graf Design Associ- 
ates. Their concentration is residential de- 
sign. Congratulations and good luck! Mike 
sends a "hello to everyone" and reports that 
he recently saw Betsy Tuthill Farrell at the 
Inn Street playground — apparently a major 
meeting place in Newburyport. Betsy's fam- 
ily also grew last year. She and husband Tom 
welcomed the arrival of Matthew Celi on 
June 30, 2000. Matthew joins older siblings 
Patrick (four?) and Maggie (one?). Enjoy see- 
ing Liz (Kimball) Williams, Kristen (Mac- 
kenzie) Pollard and awaiting Amee (Walsh) 
Shades's return to the east coast! Congratu- 
lations Betsy! 

Greg Thompson got married on June 
17TH to Kathryn Hadden, a middle school 
teacher and a Georgia native. Mike DiMod- 
ica, Bill King and Stephan Marculewitcz 
were in attendance. Greg just started a new 
job in January as director of sales for a Texas- 

based consulting firm, Domain Logix. Con- 
gratulations and good luck Greg! Mike, Bill 
and Stephan — send me some news! 

Charlie Cashin and his wife Kathleen 
have moved back to Alaska after spending 
one? year in Los Angeles. Charlie has a new 
job there as Commanding Officer of their 
cutter in Homer. Charlie writes, "The sum- 
mers here are great. If anyone is taking the 
Great Akskan Tour they should stop by— 

Dan Nye writes to say "hello to everyone." 
He is married, living in San Francisco and 
working in Silicon Valley. 

Hank Friedman is still in Taos. He has 
started another subdivision and is in his 
sixth year of coaching soccer and refereeing 
lacrosse. He recently worked the Division II, 
Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Lacrosse 
League Championship game. Hank writes, 
"Howdy to all!" 

Jim Lancaster finished his residency in 
anesthesiology at Dartmouth in February 
2000. He also presented at a conference in 
Hawaii on Pediatric Sedation. Jim lived in the 
mountains of Vermont from February to May 
and skied over 100 days, including a two- 
week trip to Utah! Jim has since moved to 
Farmington, me, bought his first house and 
started his first practice in a small hospital 
there. Congratulations and good luck Jim! 

Congratulations to Mariel Hagan and her 
husband Todd who welcomed their first child 
last year. Duncan Jasper Weinman arrived 
September 24, 2000. Mariel wrote in January, 
"we are definitely enjoying parenthood now 
that we are getting some sleep." I think you 
have a lot of sympathizers from our class 
these days! Mariel works in Human Re- 
sources at PricewaterhouseCoopers. They 
moved to northern New Jersey a couple years 
ago after five years in Buffalo. They are en- 
joying the area and are happy to be closer to 
their families. 

Harry Taormina is still in Virginia and 
writes, "Life is good. Business is booming." 
He sends his best to all! 

Aimee Walsh Schade and her family have 
returned to the east coast after 11 years in 
California. Aimee and husband H.A. just wel- 
comed their third child, Carter, ten weeks (in 
Jan. 2001). Carter joins Julia, three and Tyler, 
two. Aimee and H.A. just finished building 
their new home in Amherst, nh and are 
"wondering how we will survive the remain- 
ing cold winter months!" You sure picked a 
cold snowy one to return! Aimee writes, "We 
are thrilled about the move and looking for- 
ward to enjoying the seasons as a family." 
Welcome back... and congratulations! 

As for the Scerbo household, we are doing 
well. We recently built and moved into a new 
house in Stratham, nh. It is in a wonderful 
neighborhood and we have two wooded 
acres of our very own. The boys are all doing 
well. Sean started first grade in September 
and is enjoying it quite a bit. Drew has taken 
a liking to basketball this winter and fre- 
quently sneaks down at night after bedtime 
to watch with Dan. Ryan is doing exception- 
ally well these days. We finally had to have 
tubes put into his ears last May due to hear- 
ing problems. The transformation in his 
communication and to some extent his per- 
sonality was amazing. My job continues to go 
well. I am an I/S Manager at Liberty Mutual, 
still managing system development and a 
growing staff. I am no longer able to go to 
work to get some rest anymore, as my office 
life is almost as chaotic as my home life. But 
I am thoroughly enjoying myself. My best to 
all of you and your families. Thanks for all 
the great news! 


Nathalie E. Ames 

2337 N Commonwealth Ave. 

Apartment ie 

Chicago, il 60614 

(773) 883-1325 

Peter Quimby is Dean at Davenport College, 
Yale University. 


Jennifer Dupre 
6 Grant Avenue 

Wellesley Hills, ma 02481 
(617) 248-7216 


Kimberly Mooney has her MD degree from 
Dartmouth Medical Ophthalmologist, and is 
specializing in pediatrics at Eye Health in 
Dartmouth, ma. She is married to Thomas 
McNulty, and has two boys: Andrew (two) 
and Griffin (one). 

Patrick McCullom reports: "I hope all is 
well with you. My wife Sandra and I just had 
our second child — Madeleine — recently. A few 
months back we attended Jason Katsapet- 
ses' wedding in Boston. It was a great event. 
I currently live in South Glastonbury, ct." 

Mosa Kaleel says: "Calvin turned one in 
November. Nancy and I bought a house in 

The Archon 

spring 2001 


[class notes] 

Sherman Oaks, ca and I'm working at 
Warner Bros. TV animation. I hope everyone 
is doing well. (Wow, it's been 15 years!!)" 

Eric Rrukonis reports: "Susan and I are 
settling in for a long winter out here in Ann 
Arbor, Michigan. We've already had two feet 
of snow. You may be happy to hear I found an 
orchestra to play in out here, so I've begun 
playing trumpet again (took a couple years 
off). It looks like we'll be here for a while so 
give us a call if you're stopping through. Ann 
Arbor is a great little city. I see Mosa Kaleel 
once in a while since his wife Nancy is from 
Michigan and they now have a cute little guy 
Calvin. I also visited Cressler Heasley and 
his wife Sydney in Baltimore and they have 
an adorable son Sam. No kids yet here, but 
they're in the plans." 

Karen Rybicki McCann says: "I had an 
exciting few months with the purchase of a 
new home in East Greenwich, ri and the 
birth of my second daughter, Niamh (pro- 
nounced Neave), on October 29, at 8 lbs. 2 
oz., 18 in. long. I am enjoying my two daugh- 
ters very much! (Nora will be three years old 
in February) and am still designing jewelry. 
Hi to all the old gang!" 

Kim Carey Rochford says: "It's been an 
exciting year for us with the birth of Kyle in 
February. We had a terrific first Christmas 
with him. I'm looking forward to visiting 
Hedi (Dur) Charde and her new baby Aidan, 
born just before Christmas. Happy New Year 
to you all. Hope to see you at our 15TH year 


Deana G. Boyages 

144 Jefferson's Hundred 

Williamsburg, va 23185 

(757) 565-3746 


Pamela L. Paradee 

46 Mountain Street 

Bristol, vt 05443 

(802) 655-7618 

Jennifer Todd was married to John Holko in 
the Moseley Chapel on October 21, 2000. 
That Saturday was a perfect Indian Summer 
day sunny and in the 70s. The fall foliage was 
at its peak and the campus was spectacular. 
Jennifer's classmates Amy Mack and Kristin 
Kobialka were bridesmaids. Her brother, 
Michael Todd '89 was an usher. Classmate 
John Brennan also attended the wedding. 
Shawn Reeves is a high school teacher at 
the Coalition School for Social Change in 
New York City. 

Hi everyone, 

I would like to tell you that I have just re- 
ceived my first death threat as our class sec- 
retary. Hopefully not a function of his educa- 
tion, our friend Chris D'Orio signed his 
name to the nasty letter and it was as follows: 
"You're dead! I just got my copy of the Ar- 
chon. Dana (who is great and definitely an 
over-achievement for Chris) thought that it 
was awesome. I promise to stay in touch. 
Dana, Alec, and I are doing well. (Alec Chris- 
tian D'Orio was born on October i6th, 2000) 
We think that you will do a great job as class 
rep because of your enthusiasm. The kids' 
picture was very cute. ..they look like Rick! 
Yeah right. I was not sure if I was looking at a 
picture of the Boyages girls or of the Cor- 
liones (from 'The Godfather'). Congratula- 
tions to all who got married and had kids. 
Andy Noels, father sent me a picture of his 
son. He looks terrific. John Khantzian's girl 
[Jenna] is wonderful. I promise to send you a 
picture of Alec for mass publication. I already 
told Moon that I hope he can be of the class 
of '17, '18, or '19. Be well and I'll talk to you 
soon." I would like to add that Chris is al- 
ready planning on Alec taking three extra 
years to graduate from GDA, which will defi- 
nitely help the Capital Campaign!!!!!!!!! John 
Khantzian is really enjoying fatherhood and 
says that he thinks that Jenna is really begin- 
ning to know who her father is. 

I have also been in touch with Bill Karger 
who is close by in Washington dc. We are 
hoping to get together sometime so that I 
can meet his NEW BABY GIRL!! Bill and 
Stacy had Taylor Emma Karger on October 
12, 2000. He writes: "Long time. My fault. My 
life has been pretty crazy recently. Switched 
jobs, had a baby and now I have to sit for the 
Virginia State Bar Exam in February. I work a 
lot, study a lot and sleep very little. Taylor 
weighed in at six pounds nine ounces and 21 
inches long. Stacy and Taylor are doing 
great." Bill, like every empathetic father, 
gained some sympathy weight and has yet to 
shed the extra pounds. When I get to see 
them I will be sure to write more. 

Speaking of long lost friends: Dr. Todd 
O'Brien has resurfaced and writes, "All is 
well with me. I am still working away as a res- 

ident in orthopedic surgery at Strong Memo- 
rial Hospital in Rochester. I am getting mar- 
ried to Brittanny Boulanger in September. 
[We all met her at reunion]. She is a resident 
in pediatrics at Strong also.(I definitely need 
her expertise from time to time. Too bad you 
are so far away. Lucky for you actually!)" 
When I emailed him about Bill Karger he 
added, "I am sorry about the disappearance. 
Karger has a baby, life does move fast!" It was 
at our tenth reunion that Bill promised no 
kids for awhile. Todd remembers too. This 
Archon brings us updates from those that are 
a bit sporadic with their news. 

I was so happy to hear from Nancy Hough 
!!!!!! (Sssssilly Sssssidewinder) She writes 
"Long time! Things are swell with me. Work- 
ing as a mental health therapist in a day 
treatment program for several kids and fam- 
ilies (K-6). It's a colorful challenge. Living in 
Colorado, playing in the hills with my two 
dogs, a husky and miniature dachshund. My 
partner, Andrea and I are living together and 
having a blast. Kids? Maybe?" I can just imag- 
ine how great it must be hiking in Colorado 
with you guys. If you want some practice 
with kids Nanc, have I got an offer for you 
and Andrea!!! Babysitting? Definitely!! 

Adding to our list of the newly accounted 
for, JB Burgess writes, "I've been terrible 
about keeping in touch with friends from 
GDA. I occasionally run into Jim Sullivan at 
the golf course, (shocking) I have had an ex- 
citing 2000. I was married in June to my 
beautiful wife Suzanne. We went to Hawaii 
for two weeks on our honeymoon. I'm still 
with Fidelity Investments (eight years) and 
have the responsibility for Program and In- 
ternet sales promotion." 

I also heard from Damon Kinzie: "I am 
still in Burlington, vt. I have been working 
for Edward Jones for six years and I am now 
a partner. I am starting the building of a new 
house in Hinesburg (lots of details). I talk 
with Brendan O'Brien, Jason McLoy '89 
and Kara Moheban McLoy. They are great. 
If anyone is in the Burlington, vt area give 
me a call." 

Arvid Swanson is also doing well. " I got a 
new job, as the New England Sales Rep for 
Volkl Snowboards. This is the best decision I 
could have ever made. My job is fantastic! 
Also, my wife and two and a half-year-old 
daughter are fantastic as well." 

Brendan O'Brien, please send some info 
as some of us have specifically asked about 
your whereabouts. Damon, please rat him 
out to all of us next card. 

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spring 2001 

Charity Lombardi Simard writes, "Here's 
a quick one for you. 2000 brought a big year 
for me — new home, new husband, new 
puppy. Same job, however. Marcom Manager, 
Hasbro Interactive... soon to be Infogames 
Entertainmant. Hopefully 2001 will be as ex- 
citing. Hope all is well." 

I was also so surprised to hear from our 
last two classmates, as we really haven't 
heard from them in ages. Mark Edwards is 
doing well. "Just wanted to thank you for 
your excellent effort regarding the last Ar- 
chon. I do not recall a time when I saw so 
much activity under the '88 heading. As for 
me, I am currently living in Upstate ny 
(Greenwich). I have been married for five 
years, my wife, Jenny. We have two energetic 
and wonderful boys, Daniel (four and a half) 
and Paul Ezra (two and a half). I graduated, 
by the grace of God, from Clarkson Univer- 
sity with B.S. in mechanical and aeronautical 
engineering. While in school I had a life- 
changing experience with Jesus Christ. Since 
1993 I have worked for the Kendall Company 
of Tyco Healthcare as a manufacturing engi- 
neer. We mainly make dialysis catheters, tra- 
cheal tubes, etc.. Our family is building a 
house in Greenwich, ny. We are all happy and 
healthy. I am trying to get the boys and Jenny 
in front of a digital camera, however, the en- 
ergy level of the two boys has escaped an ac- 
ceptable photo so far." As all of us with kids 
can empathize. Keep trying, Mark, and send 
along the first good one. 

Also back from the missing is Christian 
Zabriskie, "Zabs", who says, "I am doing 
great. I got married in August. My wife Vicky 
and I tied the knot in Appalachicola, fl 
(which is every bit as remote and southern as 
it sounds). Eric Gilman came all the way 
from Arizona to be an usher. We met down 
here and she is finishing up a MFA in film at 
FSU this year. I have gone back to school my- 
self and am doing a master's in Library and 
Information Science, which essentially 
means that I will be qualified to be a librar- 
ian. Right now though I am more interested 
in corporate research and think-tank stuff 
about the web, data-mining, and Chinese 
business practices in data trade and ex- 
change. (All of which sounds terribly clever 
but really isn't, just a lot of reading and some 
coding). I will be in Tallahassee until August 
then we are looking to make a move to New 
York City. Just for the record I had nothing 
to do with the election snafu and was one of 
the seemingly few Florida voters who can 
say without a doubt that I voted for Gore. 
Congratulations on your new daughter. I 
think that is really wonderful and Vick and 

I look forward to starting our family soon." 
I also have a bit of "breaking news." I was 
so glad to get back in touch with Kara Mo- 
heban and Jason McLoy. Kara called to tell 
me that she and Jason are expecting their 
first child in June! I was so happy to hear her 
news and will be sure to update all of you as 
more info becomes available. 

I would like to thank all of you for asking 
about me and wishing my family well when 
you write. It is so great to hear from you and 
I appreciate your wishes. It feels like yester- 
day that we were all together in Morning 
Meeting. Please keep the news coming and I 
am only too happy to pass it along to the 
Archon. Have a great spring! 


Kristin Brown 

48 Prospect Street 

Newburyport, ma 01950 

(978) 465-8720 

Here is the update on the Class of '89! I will 
start with myself. I am happy to report that I 
recently got engaged to Aaron Hirsch, a for- 
mer faculty member at GDA. Aaron and I will 
be married at the GDA chapel on July seven. 
We will then be moving to Singapore by the 
end of July. We will both be teaching at the 
United World College of Southeast Asia. We 
will always have an extra room and we ex- 
tend an open invitation to classmates, col- 
leagues and former students who would like 
to vacation in Singapore or in any of the 
neighboring countries (Thailand, Vietnam, 
Malaysia, Indonesia). So, lots of news on my 
front and lots of changes! 

Jen Ashare wrote with news a while back, 
she wrote, "I 'retired' from the legal business. 
Finished up at the end of February and 
moved to my sister's in Long Island. Cur- 
rently studying for the bar exam in New York 
(next week) and will be starting my new job 
August first — event supervisor for George 
Little Management. I will be working on 
trade shows mostly. The office is in White 
Plains so I will be moving closer to that soon." 
She also said to say hello to the class. 

John Wilson wrote twice during the last 
info period. First he wrote, "I talked with 
John Hellerman a few weeks back. He's in 
the process of moving from Chicago to D.C. 
Don't quote me on this, but I think he might 
be named President of the company he 
works for, Levick Communications. Any- 
ways, John and I also managed to discover 
that one of our old English teachers, Bob 
Cornigans, is alive and teaching at Milton 
Academy. Both of us were thrilled by the 

news and have since corresponded with Mr. 
Cornigans via email. Mr. Cornigans is cur- 
rently on a sabbatical in South Korea and 
says he might establish permanent residency 
there." I then heard from his family the sec- 
ond time. .."Greetings! My name is John 
Stackhouse Wilson Junior. I was born at 5:40 
pm on Friday, February 2nd, 2001 at Baylor 
University Medical Center. I weigh seven 
pounds and 14 ounces and I am 20.5 inches 
tall. People tell me I look a little like both of 
my parents. My Mom was a real trooper 
throughout the entire delivery and is recov- 
ering at home with me right now. She feeds 
me well and I am doing my best to make sure 
that she knows the NickAtNite TV schedule. 
As a friend of my parents, you can call me 
Jack (my Uncle Larry can call me Jack Stack, 
but that's because he's a little strange). Any- 
ways, I'm looking forward to having the op- 
portunity to meet each and every one of you 
sometime soon. Thank you for your prayers, 
thoughts and support throughout my Mom's 
pregnancy and the delivery. I've had a lot of 
fun hanging in with her, and now I'm looking 
forward to hanging out with you! " Congratu- 
lations Wilson family! 

In addition to John Wilson's update 
about John Hellerman, I also heard directly 
from him. He and his wife Stephanie are en- 
joying their relocation to Washington, dc. 

Jessica (Cowles) Pidgeon wrote to say 
"Just moved into our new home in Portland, 
me. Happy to be further south. Will is now 14 
mos old — expecting baby two in April. Hus- 
band Bill was just offered job with foreign 
service (branch of U.S. State Dept). We'll be 
spending many years to come living abroad in 
various posts around the world." Jess — if you 
are in the Southeast Asia area — come visit! 

Joseph Lipchitz wrote (after many years 
of silence) to say, "I am a litigation associate 
at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and 
Popeo in Boston [I hope I got all that right, I 
had trouble with your handwritingjoe!]. This 
past November I married Jillian Erdos, my 
law school love, in Bedford, ma. We had our 
honeymoon in Barbados, which was ab- 
solutely fabulous. Hope all is well." 

Christina Hilliker wrote, "This past sum- 
mer I went to Allison Rynak's wedding and 
saw a bunch of people that I have missed. It 
was great to see everyone. I am still doing I.T. 
recruiting and currently enrolled in a Dale 
Carnegie sales course. Learning is never-end- 
ing. I went to Ireland over the summer on a 
bike tour down the southwest coast. It was 
beautiful and the best way to see a country. 
Other than that, life is the same. My email is" 

The Archon 

spring 2001 


[class notes 

Amy Sheehan wrote to say that this past 
summer she and her husband moved from 
Indiana to New York City after her husband, 
Tom, graduated from Notre Dame's MBA 
program. She says they love New York City 
and it is great to be back on the east coast. 

Lauren Flower (email: lflower@surfree. 
com). "Recently moved to Gig Harbor, wa, 
about 40 minutes south of Seattle. We have a 
view of Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier. Still 
waiting upon our pending adoption. Hello to 

OK — that is all for now! I am off to visit my 
brother Adam who is a wildlife biologist in 
the Caribbean. St Maarten for eight days 
should be great! I hope all is well and I hope 
to see some of you in Singapore! 


Loril. Weener 

331 Garden Street, #2 

Hoboken, nj 07030 


David Smith is teaching English at North- 
field Mount Hermon School. He is coaching 
wrestling and lacrosse. He also runs a dorm 
so his schedule is hectic. He recently saw a 
ton of GDA alumni/ae at Billy Batchelder 
and Catherine Tuthill's wedding. It was a 

David Johnson has his M.A. from the 
University of Wisconsin in Latin and Greek, 
and a M.A. from University of Cincinnati in 
Latin and Greek. He is working on his PhD. 


Nicole LaTour 

310 West i8th Street, #2C 

New York, ny 10011 

(212) 675-4222 


June 8, 9, to, 2001 

Well I am not even sure how necessary this 
column is as thanks to Merrideth Kalil, our 
class has been united on line. Merrideth 
spearheaded a initiative to create a email list 
for our class and was quite successful. Mer 
managed to get at least half of our class ( if 
not more) together via the web. I have re- 
minded her that we get to vote at our reunion 
for class secretary... so keep her in mind — I 
have planted the seed. This email list has al- 

lowed people to get back in touch with each 
other and created interesting dialogue across 
the board. Thank you Mer for getting it all or- 
ganized, hopefully this will just get everyone 
excited to come back for our tenth, which if 
it is anything like our fifth, will be memo- 
rable to say the least. 

Warren Prescott wrote to say that he is 
getting married in April in Texas, and also 
keeps in touch with Jon Whitesides who 
also recently got engaged. Congratulations to 
you both. 

It seems as though a lot of people are tying 
the knot. Dave Corbett is still in Los Angeles 
but will be leaving this summer to attend 
business school in either New York, Chicago 
or Boston. Dave will be getting married this 
August and caught up with Brian Novelline, 
Andy Mack, Graeme Jones, Todd Graff and 
Nick Dunham at Phil Gatchell's wedding 
this fall. 

Began Jones is also engaged, and will be 
getting married at the GDA chapel in June of 
2002. Regan is teaching full time while finish- 
ing up a master's degree in special education. 

Michelle Paradis is living and working in 
Brooklyn, however we should all keep our eye 
out for Michelle as she was recently "discov- 
ered" on the F train by a New York City mod- 
eling agency. Michelle is getting married this 
fall and hangs out with Betsy Smith who is 
also living and working in Brooklyn. 

Cathy Burgess is working for Evergreen 
Funds as a regional sales manager in south 
Florida. Cathy now lives in Ft. Lauderdale 
and while it is certainly a change from the 
Northeast, it gives her lots of time to work on 
her golf game. 

Toby Levine's Boston Yoga business con- 
tinues to flourish. They offer corporate yoga 
programs, group/private classes and re- 
treats. Check out her website at 

Michelle Smith is living in Oakland, ca 
and working at the Associated Press as a 
broadcast editor. She is hoping to see both 
Alanna Caffrey and Dan Dalessio at re- 

I was in the Bay Area recently and stayed 
with Billy and Catherine Batchelder. Billy 
is a sales manager for EMC and Catherine is 
in the midst of finding a new job in advertis- 
ing. We all caught up with Pete Jacobs who 
is still loving San Fran and is also working at 
an ad agency. We tried to meet up with 
Bence Oliver who also lives in the area but 
he was skiing in Whistler with Matt Mur- 
phy, Stratton Newburt and Easton Craft. 

Chuck Bodman is enjoying being back in 
Boston and just joined Friedman and Ather- 
ton LLP. I finished my program at Parsons at 
the end of the year and I am contemplating a 
new move. I hope that everybody is well and 
that I will see you in June! 


Joshua C. Lappin 

36 Chestnut Street #6 

Worcester, ma 01609 

(508) 754-5834 

With spring here, it is time to reflect back on 
what our classmates were doing back in the 
dark days of winter. I enjoyed hearing from so 
many classmates over email, and I encourage 
more of you to do the same. Feel free to send 
me a note anytime, not just when the Archon 
comes out. I always enjoy hearing from you! 

First, the wedding update: My correspon- 
dent in New Jersey, Cassie Wicks, reports 
that she had the chance to attend Meghan 
Manzella's wedding with Danielle Dupre 
and Sandra Watson. Danielle was married 
in February in Austin, tx. Cassie also got a 
chance to catch up with Meghan, Saundra, 
Amy Daniels and Candice Denby at the 
wedding. Candice is now living in Denver 
working for and just graduated 
from an EMT school. Tara Byan was en- 
gaged on Christmas Eve this year, and will be 
married in the spring of 2002 to her 
boyfriend of four and a half years, Joe Mc- 
Dermott. The wedding will most likely take 
place in Palm Beach, fl. Tara reports that she 
recently spoke to Megan (Price) Hight '91 
who recently had a baby boy. Deirdre 
Heersink will be getting married in July. This 
year, Deirdre taught high school history in 
Virginia. Shortly after getting married, 
Deirdre will begin medical school at The Uni- 
versity of New England. Ted Capeless is busy 
with his wedding plans and will be married 
May 19 in Pennsylvania. I'm going to get mar- 
ried in July in Newton, but I already wrote 
about that in the winter issue. The wedding 
section of this article is now concluded. 

Sally Simpkins writes, "I'm not getting 
married, nor having a child, nor buying a 
house." Instead, Sally is single, living in 
Boston, and loving it. 

Brooke Whiting is enjoying being back 
for the alumnae hockey game and seeing old 
friends at the December holiday party. She is 
thrilled to be back in New England and to get 
re-involved with GDA. 

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spring 2001 

Christina (Morss) Williamson says: "I 

got married to Stewart Williamson on Sep- 
tember 16, 2000, and we live in our home in 
West Newbury." 

Chris Nielsen is living in Newburyport 
after moving from Brooklyn, ny. Chris is 
doing architectural work for his father in 
California. Chris creates drawings on his 
computer, and sends them to him via the in- 
ternet. Chris writes, "We telecommute every- 
day. It was nice at first, but it gets a little bor- 
ing after awhile. So, we (Chris and his wife 
Timerie) are moving to Oakland at the end of 
March. We met up with Chris Ruggerio and 
I've been communicating with Matt Remis 
via email. I just got an email from Javier 
Rraun the other day." Matt Remis writes 
that he has been living in Los Angeles for two 
years teaching at a private day school. Matt is 
in the process of finishing his first book and 
has already found a publisher. Matt sees Nick 
Lapierre and Hoyt Morgan quite a bit. 
Javier Rraun is also living in Los Angeles 
and is back in school in the MBA program at 
UCLA. Javier is looking forward to the possi- 
bility of a summer internship, and eventually 
hoping to land an investment banking job in 
New York. 

Jon Kazanjian writes, "The previous arti- 
cle contained a gross misprint. I have had 
nothing or little to do with the massive de- 
lays our project has undergone. If you check 
the records our contract C17A1, originally 
scheduled to be completed by November 
2001, is only one month behind that original 
finish date." Way to go Jon! Jason Pierce is 
working for The Integer Group Advertising 
Agency doing online marketing and e-com- 
merce development. In his free time, Jason is 
also working on his MBA at the University of 
Denver. Most importantly, the skiing has 
been great. Jason writes, "The mountains 
have been getting pounded and I have been 
lucky enough to get in a few days. I am still 
trying to land a 360 iron cross." Justin Phil- 
brick is busy in New Hampshire, running the 
family nursing home. This spring, he will be 
working on constructing an assisted living 

Finally, Miles Van Rensselaer writes, 
"Had a strange experience outside the Hol- 
land Tunnel recently while en route to meet 
Trip Hosmer, whose club I may do some cus- 
tom metal work for Beep, Beep. 'Miles!' I turn 
around and there is Cindy and Sandy White 
in the car next-door! Strange... Where is the 
Alaskan Doctor? I need my medication!!!" 

Ten year reunion is only a year away. Have 
a great summer everybody! 


Nancy Stevenson 

229 Miller Ave, Apt. 1 

Portsmouth, nh 03801 

(603) 430-3707 

As I am looking back at the responses I re- 
ceived for this edition of the Archon, I am 
realizing how many of them date back to De- 
cember of last year; I am sorry that these up- 
dates might appear out of date but I suppose 
it is better to pass along the news late rather 
than never. 

Last summer, Shirani Wickramasinghe 
was in New Mexico before embarking on a 
cross-country trip to her job in Los Angeles. 
While she was looking forward to a good year 
of teaching, she was already planning her 
next long trip — a year-long adventure to 
begin September of 2001. 

Alberto Dominguez graduated as a doctor 
in medicine at the University of Los Loguna in 
Spain. He studied part of his carrier in Brus- 
sels and Switzerland and at present he is spe- 
cializing in surgery in Belgium. Last summer 
he worked in Africa with "Medicos Mundi." 

A "reliable source" wrote in to tell me that 
another alum, John Shea, has turned up in 
Los Angeles. He is working as an associate 
producer with E! Television. 

Just a little bit further north in San Fran- 
cisco, Kenseth Thibideau has been diving 
head first into the underground/experimen- 
tal/rock music scene which has been both re- 
warding and confusing. After three years 
near the Golden Gate Bridge, it looks like 
Ken will be heading to Phoenix where his 
parents are, he seems to imagine himself 
finding a stable, comforting wife and a job as 
a local car salesman (or at least creating the 
music for their commercials) in order to "dis- 
cover the fine line between ignorance and 
happiness." (Somehow, I don't believe him). 
Apparently Ken is still good friends with 
Trip Hosmer though and they were able to 
visit one another a few times last year. 

Having just come back from a long week- 
end in San Francisco herself, Use Abusamra 
is in full swing reading applications for Vassar 
College to make admissions decisions about 
next year's class. She spent a lot of her "free" 
time last year at weddings including those of 
Christina Morse '92, Kristen & Derek Am- 
brosi, and Alexis Colby '91. She is still plan- 
ning on getting to Boston in some capacity 
next year whether it be grad school or work. 

Use did tell me some great things about 
Kristen & Derek's wedding but I also received 
the following note from Kristen directly: 

"The day was the 'happily ever after' to our 
fairy tale relationship. Beautiful weather, 
friends and family, a great band, and more 
romance than you could imagine filled our 
wedding day with smiles and tears all 
around! The highlight was the song that 
Derek had written which he sang to me at the 
reception — an incredibly genuine moment 
none of us will ever forget. Joining us in the 
celebration were: Erin (Elwell) Rich '92, 
Archie Seale '93, Anne Olney, Jill Hindle, 
and Tom Hand '00, an usher." 

Jill Hindle is now teaching at a private 
school in Saxtons River, vt — Vermont Acad- 
emy. She coaches boys soccer and cross 
country skiing while juggling the responsibil- 
ities of teaching American Literature to 
eleventh-graders and one section of fresh- 
man English. She enjoyed celebrating Derek 
and Kristen Ambrosi's big day with Anne 
Olney and company. 

Also coaching sports is Martin Laper- 
riere. He is in his second year as full time 
head coach of the Laval Midgett AAA team 
(high school). They had a great season last 
year, finishing first in their division! He is 
hoping to make his break into film with a 
production in Quebec; the film is about 
what? Hockey, no less. He might not be the 
star of this movie but who knows where it 
will lead... At least he isn't too famous to stay 
in touch with friends like Pat Gervais '92 
who Martin reports is enjoying married life! 

You could say that Ingrid (Eilertson) 
Cunney is also enjoying married life — she 
wrote to tell me of the recent birth of her 

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Guests at Rob Kealler's '93 wedding: (back row, left to right) Pierce Love '93, Dan Morison '88, Danielle 
Kealler '90, Matt Casellini '93, Jody Dan '93, Laura Renna Riley '93, Rachel Haynes '93 (front) 
Jeremy Lyons '93, Rob, Josh Bromley '93 

daughter, Ruby Ann, on November 22nd, 
2000. Just before having the baby, Ingrid met 
up with Keri Mulloy who is reportedly living 
in the Portsmouth, nh area. 

Yes, I am also still in Portsmouth, still re- 
cruiting. I did recently move to a new apart- 
ment which I am pleased to report is bigger 
than a walk-in closet. Conveniently, it is di- 
rectly across the street from Jennifer Saun- 
ders' apartment. 

You may recall that Andrea Manning was 
once Jenn's roommate but Andrea has left 
Portsmouth and is now living in New York 
City! She has a great apartment on the Upper 
East Side which she shares with a college 
friend and works for Michael Page Recruiting 
located in the landmark Chrysler Building. 
She is enjoying the blitz of the Big Apple. 

Andrea did tell me that she gets to see 
more of Anne Savage who is back in New 
York attending law school at NYU. Anne says 
that it is a little stressful but she really loves 

it. While she is living in the East Village, 
Anne was looking forward to a brief visit to 
her parents' home in Maine to enjoy the out- 
doors for a short while. 

Well, that is about all you wrote. I hope 
everyone is doing well and I wish you a happy 
& healthy 2001. Until next time. 


Alberto Dominguez '93 as he graduates from the 
University of Laguna as a Doctor of Medicine. 

Kristen Marvin 

14335 Burbank Boulevard, 

Apt. #10 

Van Nuys, ca 91401 

(818) 780-1309 

It seems as though the class of 1994 is up to 
some really amazing things. Not to mention 
that we're spread all over the globe. 

Cara Costanzo is living in Charlotte, nc 
where she and her fiance, Matt have bought a 
house. They will be married on September 7, 

Becky Vieira is having a great time in 
New York City. Chris Rice is in Denver, work- 
ing as a software analyst and developer. He is 
considering business school for Fall 2001. 
Dan Vermeersch graduated with a degree in 
graphic design. He is planning on getting a 
Masters in business. John Markos is work- 
ing for a telecommunications company in 
Quincy, ma called Network Plus Corp. He 
lives in Cambridge, ma with a couple of 
friends from college. He has been in contact 
with Dave Costa, Michelle Dumas, Melissa 

King and Sani Silvennoinen '93. He hopes 
everyone is doing well and people should 
drop him a line at 

Niki Whelan is traveling Thailand with 
her boyfriend. She has been to Australia, New 
Zealand and Samoa. She still has Japan, Laos, 
Vietnam and Europe left to go. She is hoping 
to run into Mr. Rowe showing some people of 
Southeast Asia how to do a tie stand. 

Melissa King is finishing up her second 
year teaching in El Salvador, traveling a lot in 
Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica. She is 
looking for a new international teaching po- 
sition — maybe Asia? 

Things are going well for me out here in 
Los Angeles. I still work on Drew Carey, 
Norm and Nikki and I just added another 
show to my list — a new pilot called "Bag- 
time" starring Johnny Galecki (of "Roseanne" 
fame). Hope everyone's doing well and I'd 
love to hear from you guys. 


Laura Barnes 
56 Lawrence Road 
Derry, nh 03038 

Brian Crowe 

362 Commonwealth Ave., apt 31 

Boston, ma 02115 


Ashley Russell says: "I am working in New 
York City at the design office for the GAP. 
After leaving Brown University, I went to San 
Francisco to go through the corporate train- 
ing program for GAP, Inc. I spent two months 
in each key area — marketing, merchandis- 
ing, planning, and production. At the com- 
pletion of the program, I had a great oppor- 
tunity to move back east and work in the 
design office. I work as a liaison between the 
San Francisco and New York offices. I am the 
product manager for women's accessories. I 
build a business strategy for the designers 
each season according to business and fash- 
ion trends. It has been an incredible experi- 
ence, and I love each day!" 

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Kurt Danielson '94, Jenn Mulloy '94 and Tim O'Keefe '94 in Aspen, co for the World Cup Ski Race. 


Jeffrey LaBelle 

320 West Illinois Street 

Chicago, il 60610 

(312) 755-9135 com 

Janna Panall 

1 Byram Terrace Drive 

Greenwich, ct 06830 



June 8, 9,10, 2001 

I just wanted to start off by thanking every- 
one for responding to my letter, especially 
since I heard from several newcomers to the 
Archon. Hopefully, everyone is doing well and 
preparing to make a triumphant return trip 
to the old stomping ground for reunion 

Well, to start off with, Lea Miner writes 
that she graduated from Lewis & Clark in 
April of 2000 with a degree in communica- 
tions and a minor in theater. Katie Meyer re- 
ports: "I am prolonging the 'real world'. I am 
working at a fly fishing store, playing golf and 
tennis, and enjoying myself." Josh Novis 
graduated as well and Matt Prindeville 
came out to see the ceremony. If anybody 
ever hears from Prindi, it would be great for 
him to drop us a line sometime. After gradu- 
ation, she moved to Homer, ak, and is start- 
ing her second season as the office manager 
of the largest halibut buyer in Homer. 

Anybody can reach her at leaminer@hot 

Raymond Long comes to us from New 
York City where he is currently staffed on a 
project for Accenture (formerly known as An- 
dersen Consulting for all of you who saw our 
horrendous commercials during the Super 
Bowl). It is kind of interesting that Ray works 
for Accenture out of their Boston office, Jorge 
Flores is working for them out of the Los An- 
geles office, and I am working for them out of 
the Chicago office. He says that he has been 
working insane hours as of late and has not 
been able to do much of anything else. His sis- 
ter is currently attending GDA and he has 
been back a couple of times. Last weekend, he 
went back to participate in the alumni bas- 
ketball game. He looks forward to seeing 
everybody at reunion weekend. 

Ariele Ebacher, like myself, made the 

daunting decision to move out to Chicago, 
whereupon every Midwesterner asks why did 
someone from the east coast move here 
rather than New York City or Boston. She 
works for the Midnight Circus as a tight-wire 
walker and will travel with this group to Italy 
in February and then open a new show in 
May here in Chicago. She is trying to take 
things onestep at a time and stay balanced in 
life and on the wire. 

Unlike many of us stuck in the cold, Jason 
Olbres writes us from the warm confines of 
Maui where he will be working on a pineap- 
ple farm and guiding mountain biking tours. 
He is trying to indulge in all of the outdoor 
pursuits before lining up a job next fall at a 
private boarding school in New England. 
Maybe he will find himself back at GDA. He 
looks forward to seeing everyone at Reunion. 

I just want to thank Jason Rivera for his 
enthusiasm, when I opened his letter it read, 
"How's it going swat? Send me an email, 
Rivera." He graduated in May, and was work- 
ing as the marketing director for a surf com- 
pany. He has since left this job, and now 
works in Boston as a youth marketing con- 
sultant. He is currently working with the 
likes of MTV, Sony Records, and a bunch of 
others organizing promotions and special 
events. He regularly runs into Matt Perry, 
Scott Grenier, Dan DiPietro, and Ryan 
Donahue. He gives everyone in the class all 
his love and encourages everyone to email 
him at 

Kim Konevich cannot believe that our 
class reunion is here in June. She spent the 
summer working on Martha's Vineyard and 
in October left to backpack around Europe 
for about two months. She is now back in 
Boston and considering heading back to 

Blair Taylor '95 and Judy Sethma '95 rafting the River Ganges in northern India 

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school soon. She hopes everyone is doing 
well and looks forward to seeing everyone in 

Kathryn McCandless says that a lot in 
her life has changed over the past year. After 
graduating last June from Wheelock College 
in Boston, she married a wonderful man 
named Vander Barbosa. They recently bought 
their first house together in Hyde Park, ma 
where she is currently researching a kinder- 
garten teaching position. She hopes to see 
everyone in the near future. 

Janna Panall writes that she is still living 
in Greenwich and working for Kate Spade. 
She was home for the holidays and had the 
opportunity to visit with some GDA friends. 
She spent an afternoon choosing bridesmaids 
dresses with Katie Renna, Mara Zanfagna, 
and Jill Hindle '93. She also went out for 
drinks with the girls and her brother Jeff '91 
and his gal pal Anne Onley '93. All is well as 
she busily plans the Labor Day Wedding. 

Matt Perry writes that on his last trek 
around the country in the spring that he ran 
into a couple of GDA cats, where he saw Ezra 
on the way out, Carla and Benson on the way 
back. He stopped in Lake Forest, but missed 
DiPietro by two weeks; but he still partied 
with some of his classmates though. Life is 
well, he is working as a snowboard instructor 
at Sunday River, and filling in at a ski bar at 
nighttime. He is actually back in school, 
going fulltime at U Maine, pursuing his own 
made-up degree in anthro-polisci-ecology/ 
hippie-Buddhist-save the world; it's right in 
line with everything he has stumbled upon in 
his "dharmaquests" out west. He's in love 
with a California girl, who's out at Stanford. 
They hung out all last summer while he was 
bartending at a tavern in Camden, me. She 
was out here all last month on break, and he 
just put her back on a plane so he's a little 
bummed, but he's flying out there in a month 
(not driving this time) to do a little riding 
out at Tahoe with the girl and some friends 
so he's not too bummed. Other than that, he 
is just chilling and loving life... if anybody 
wants to come by the river or drop him a 
line, give a call at (207) 836-2582 or email him 
at He misses 
everybody tons and can't wait to see them at 

Aaron Sells writes that he spent New 
Year's with some class of '96 greats including 
Kelly Porter, Cat Pear, Dan DiPietro, and 
Jason Randlett. As for himself, he is in his 
last semester at Bates College and is doing a 

clinical internship at St. Mary's Hospital and 
will be continuing onto grad school. 

Katie Lyons says that she just graduated 
from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 
May, moved back east and is working as a 
marketing coordinator for Welch's Foods. 
She loves being in Boston and hopes to get an 
apartment soon. She'd love to hear from any- 
one who's in the area, and can be reached at 

Finally, since graduating from Hamilton 
last May, I have moved out to the Windy City 
with my girlfriend from college. Somehow 
someway I find myself working at Accenture 
as a technology analyst, even though I gradu- 
ated as a French major. Possibly moving to 
Germany to work in Frankfurt for about a 
year. Besides that, I have heard from Todd 
Walters, who is currently living in San Fran- 
cisco, and Jerry Vasicko, who is in Milwau- 
kee, and just saw Ariel perform here in 
Chicago last week. I am proud to say that 
GDA has produced an excellent talent on the 
high wire. Like everyone else, I am hoping 
that all of you will be able to make it back for 
Reunion in the spring. I can only imagine 
how much can be had. See all of you soon. 



Jessie M. Gannett 


229 Main Street 

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(603) 358-7937 

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Brian Marvin 

2B Washington Road 

Atkinson, nh 03811 

Rachel Lipman 

Trinity College 


300 Summit Street 

Hartford, ct 06106 


Moritz Elkmann has been in Africa for two 
months and in Spain, where he worked in 
Madrid. He is resuming his studies of eco- 
nomics in Germany. He is looking forward to 
winter so he can do some skiing. 

Elizabeth Erickson 

PO Box 1499 

Kenyon College 

Gambler, oh 43022 

Jacob Chase 

Macalester College 

1600 Grand Avenue 

Saint Paul, mn 55105-1899 

Yuki Tsubomatsu says: "Greetings from the 
Big Easy! It's hard to believe that I will be a 
senior here at Tulane soon and only one 
more year to go. I'm a double-major in mar- 
keting and information systems and a minor 
in sociology. After my junior year I'm plan- 
ning to intern as a marketing analyst for a 
computer firm during summer, hopefully on 
the west coast. I keep myself busy with ex- 
tracurricular things like RA and computer 
lab jobs, as well as team captain for soccer 
club and Asian students organization mem- 
ber. I still play guitar with my friends a lot. 
I'm planning to get a job in the states after 
graduating from Tulane, but my dream is to 
go to a music conservatory and/or an MBA 
program, and eventually go back to my home 
in Japan and improve our education system. 
My email address is 
and look forward to hear from you!" 

Jessica Savage says, "My junior year at 
Denison University has been wonderful! I 
was able to get together with Elle Erickson 
on a Saturday afternoon for a Denison/ 
Kenyon football game. I head to Aulkland, 
New Zealand this February to study for seven 


Stuart W. Gilfillen 

Roger Williams University 

RWU Box 5268 

Bristol, ri 02809-2921 

Jessica Reed-Zaplin 

219 Park Drive #25 

Boston, ma 02215 

(781) 929-2556 

Robyn Klein is enjoying Montreal living in 
an apartment. School is going well and she is 
learning to snowboard and is still playing 
hockey. Over Christmas break Robyn and 


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classes at Emerson and working as a wait- 
ress. I hope everyone is doing well and enjoy- 
ing life. I encourage more of you to write in 
next time. Take care class of '99! 

Luis Gomez '98, Adrian Elkmann '98 and Julio Gonzalez-Lopez '99 meeting up in Madrid, Spain 

Becky Dosh went to visit Marika Hull down 
in Savannah. Marika is doing better this year 
enjoying living off-campus in an apartment. 
She is busy writing a short script for her film 
class about boarding school. Becky loves life 
in Hawaii also living in an apartment off- 
campus with her doors wide open. Marika is 
expecting a visit from LaDonia Daniels dur- 
ing spring break. LaDonia is enjoying school 
taking nursing classes. 

Jim Meniates writes that nothing is too 
exciting, but he is enjoying school and is 
driving back down to Florida in January. 
Naomi Fink had a productive first semester. 
She interned at MTV/VHI in Times Square 
helping with the production of interviews 
and a daily radio show. She still sees Adele 
Chase and is in touch with Nichelle Warren 
'97 and Eric Gordon '97 as well as Zenovia 
Wright '00. Naomi is majoring in sociology 
and enjoying crew. 

Sarah Willeman is busy at Stanford 
working hard so she can enjoy the warm 
weather during her spring quarter. She is ea- 
gerly awaiting a trip to Florida soon to ride 
her horses in the Palm Beach Masters Show 
including a new Grand Prix Horse, Hurri- 
cane. She is enjoying her classes for the most 
part, learning to play the guitar, and doing 
lots of dancing — mostly swing and salsa. 

Jason Charles: "So far I've been surviving 
life in Haverford, pa. College is tough, but life 
is good; memories of GDA are still vivid 
within me. I wish all of you luck with your 
lives, and hopefully we'll all see each other on 
the other side." 

Jessie Soursourian: "In January, I re- 

turned to San Andres, a small town in 
Guatemala by the shore of Lake Peten-Itza, 
where I worked with kids in a library that 
opened a year ago. It's built into a hill— the 
streets all wind up and down and houses 
look onto each other's roofs. The other side is 
green and jungle-like, with big white birds 
(egrets, maybe?). Anyway, I was staying there 
with an awesome family of six for a month 
last summer also." 

Justin Marshall is taking a year off from 
West Point after back surgery this past sum- 
mer. He is very excited to go back to West 
Point this summer. 

Several ex-officios responded with news 
including, Liz Robson. She is attending Les- 
ley University in Cambridge to become a 
teacher. She absolutely loves it there and has 
run into a few GDA alums in Boston. You can 
email Liz at Mike 
Kerr finished a year on the road for work last 
summer and then began attending U. Mass. 
Amherst. He is in Lambda Chi Alpha frater- 
nity and having a great time. Todd Bolint is 
at his second college, The University of 
Southern Maine. He traveled around this 
past summer with Chuck Diamond and is 
now sharing an apartment with Jonathan 
Spector who is also attending the university. 
The two see Nathaniel Sprague and Todd 
occasionally joins nearby Bowdoin friends. 
He also makes frequent visits to Boston to 
spend some quality time with his Guate- 
malans Gian Carlos and Luis Aguirre. 

As for myself I have been busy with school 
at Emerson and working. I see a lot of Megan 
McShane who is now living in Boston taking 


Meghan K. Barry 

Quinnipiac University 

P.O. Box 600 

Hamden, ct 06518 

Catherine E. Correia 
Trinity College 


300 Summit Street 

Hartford, ct 06106 

(860) 297-3240 

Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well. It 
was great to hear from everyone who sent in 
postcards. Keep sending them or emailing to 
let us know what you are up to. I am busy at 
Trinity. I am volunteering at the Boys and 
Girls Club in Hartford teaching a basic com- 
puter class and helping with homework. The 
kids are a lot of fun and I am really enjoying 
it. As for Meghan Barry, next year she is liv- 
ing with Katie Stormont '99, and over New 
Year's Meghan, Brooke Barnaby, Sarah 
Jameson, and Meaghan Barnaby went down 
to Florida. 

Daria Grayer wrote, "Hello from Hot 
'Lanta to everyone. Oh, it's warm here. So far 
Spelman College is great! I love it! I truly 
wouldn't rather be anywhere else. The work 
is hard but I am keeping up. Track is taking 
up a lot of my time. We go to the Nationals 
soon so my track schedule has been crazy. 
Watch for me on ESPN2! As you can see I 
have been keeping myself busy. Another 
thing that is taking up a lot of my time is my 
work with a local television station... I have 
my own show called 'Street Search!' It is so 
much fun." 

Marc McDonnell wrote, "I just com- 
pleted my first semester at the USCGA. I am 
playing hockey and lacrosse for the academy. 
The academics are extremely challenging 
and very stressful. On a positive note, I was 
named to the Commandants of Cadet's List, 
which is for Military Honors. Also "carry-on" 
is on the horizon which will make life some- 
what normal and more relaxed." 

Tom Hand wrote, "I am busy as ever at U. 
Mass. between classes, work, and the sym- 
phony band I am playing in. I am enjoying 
life on my own. It's great being at a place 
where you can meet a lot of people. I was 
named to the Dean's List for the first semes- 

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[class notes] 

ter. I see Madeline Schientaub and Ben 

Webber '97 around campus frequently. I had 
a good Christmas break and got to see 
Catherine Correia and Gretchen Gee." He 
also keeps in touch with Dan Muxie. 

Lindsay Gobin wrote, "I'm playing varsity 
softball for Denison and I just pledged to the 
Alpha Chi Omega sorority. I've kept in touch 
with quite a few people: Stacy Shealy, Eliza- 
beth Coolidge, Paige Ramsdell, Kai Kaiser, 
Mark Lipman, Zenovia Wright, and Mer- 
rill Lamont. I see Kim Gilmore, Jess Sav- 
age, and Kate Hecht on campus often. I saw 
Janet Hanson, Stu Gilfillen and Brittany 
Perham over break, as well as Yori Senser. 
Everyone seems to be doing well. Look me up 
if you're in Columbus, oh." 

Mark Lipman wrote, "I'm back at school 
for the second semester of the year, though it 
will be my first, and I'm doing great! I had to 
take a leave of absence from Brandeis the 
first semester because I got very sick and 
missed too much school to try and make it 
up, but that's all in the past. On my time off, 
I began taking guitar lessons and even went 
to see Rent on Broadway! I am singing in an 
acappella group called Company B and am 
thinking of majoring in psychology and art. 
At the moment, I am taking it easy though. I 
miss everyone!" 

Jamie Gilberg says she loves school and 
pledged in the fall. She is in Alpha Epsilon 
Phi and is really enjoying it. Rachel Abdulla 
is on a club lacrosse team at GW. Sarah 
Jameson, also at GW, just visited Teaya 
Bromley, Holly Erickson, and Kempton 

Jay Salony is working with an environ- 
mental group up at Bowdoin focusing on 
global warming, and often gets to work with 
the Maine media. 

Anne Marie Adamczyk played soccer 
last fall. She says she is taking a really inter- 
esting, but challenging chemistry course. She 
loves living in her single at Johns Hopkins. 

Madeline Schientaub is looking forward 

to this semester and is taking a lot of classes. 
Over break, Madeline marched with the U. 
Mass. Marching Band for President Bush's in- 
augural parade. 

Joe Cacciatore is having a good time at 
Gettysburg but misses New England. Classes 
are tough, but he is looking forward to a suc- 
cessful first year. 

Janet Hanson is playing hockey for Con- 
necticut College. Chris Rothwell is on the 
rugby team at PC. Diana Burnell is doing 
track at Wheaton. She said the team prac- 
tices four or five hours a day! 

Carson Shedd wrote, "I made the varsity 
hockey team at Bowdoin and plan to play 
baseball in the spring. I see Amelia O'Reilly 
and Jason Salony all the time. This summer 
I hope to work and live in the Boston area." 

Elizabeth Turnbull ran cross-country 
this past fall at Colby. She says that Maine is 
beautiful and has been snowshoeing a lot. 
Earlier this semester, Michelle Wheeler, vis- 
ited Elizabeth up at Colby. Elizabeth told me 
that Michelle is done touring with Up With 
People and she is now traveling to Southeast 
Asia to do community service and travel. 

Kempton Randolph has gotten involved 
with environmental issues up at Skidmore. A 
GE plant near the Hudson Bay dumped toxic 
chemicals into the bay and is trying to avoid 
cleaning up the bay. A local rally was held to 
discuss the issue and Kempton spoke in 
front of hundreds of people explaining the 
benefits of a clean-up. 

Elizabeth Tomasino is majoring in Bio 
Chemistry and Music Performance. She is 
taking a theatre dance class that she loves. 
Mike Tomasino is a business major and was 
invited to try out for the varsity soccer team 
this spring. Karen Bissell is in a dance pro- 
gram at Syracuse and loves it. 

Eve Seamans is enjoying Drew, however, 
she is looking for a change next year. She is 
planning to travel to Austria and Slovenia at 
the beginning of the summer. 

Gretchen Gee likes living in Cambridge 

and sees GDA alums often. She is looking for- 
ward to spending the summer at home in 

Seth Dubinsky informed me that he 
transferred to the New York Institute of 
Technology. Lindsay Gilmore has also 
transferred to UNH. 

Katie Graham is busy at UVA and is pledg- 
ing Tri Delta. She sees KK Scharfe often. KK 
is extremely busy with lacrosse. 

Sarah Jameson says: "I have been enjoy- 
ing volunteering at various non-profit organ- 
izations where I work with homeless children 
in the inner city, continuing to lifeguard at 
my school's athletic facility (George Wash- 
ington Univ.) as well as observing the hustle- 
bustle of a politic-crazed Washington, dc." 

Bettina Romberg: "I just wanted to say 
that I'm doing well at Emmanuel, Boston is 
great. Over the summer I went to Germany 
and Austria and visited Pia Klein and 
Marika Guderian, who both seem to be 
doing well over there. I saw Bryan Hilliard a 
few weeks ago, he says he is loving Roger 
Williams. For spring break I am also visiting 
Nina Dakin in Bermuda, which I think will 
be wonderful. I would love to hear from 
everybody, here is my email address: romberg" 

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Arthur Fuller '30 

The school was recently notified that Arthur 

Fuller died on Memorial Day, in 2000. 

Sheldon Harris '37 

The school was recently notified of the death 

of Sheldon Harris. 

Phillip W. Lees '37 

Phillip Lees died on December 22, 2000 at 
the Lebanon Center Genesis Elder Care in 
Lebanon, nh. Born in January 1935, Lees 
served in the Army Air Corps 73RD Fighter 
Squadron after graduating from Middlebury 
College in Vermont. He was awarded the 
Bronze Star and a Good Conduct Medal for 
his service in the Central Pacific and the Ok- 
inawa Campaign. After the death of his wife 
Patricia Wenzel in 1986, Lees moved to 
Woodstock, vt where he met Esther Frost 
who he married in 1992. He was a member of 
the Main Street Congregational Church in 
Amesbury where he served as superintend- 
ent of Sunday School, chairman of the dea- 
cons and a member of the board of trustees. 
An active member of the community, Lees 
headed a campaign to build three new 
schools in Amesbury and was chairman of 
the board of trustees of the Amesbury Public 
Library. Lees is survived by his wife Esther; a 
daughter, Sandra Cassano; two sons, Peter 
Lees and Sen. Brian Lees; two grandsons; two 
step-granddaughters; and a great grandson. 

Donald W. Mortimer '40 
The school was informed that Reverend Don- 
ald W. Mortimer '40 died on March 29, 2000 

Reverend Jeffrey C. Wilson '43 
The school was informed that Reverend Jef- 
frey C. Wilson '43 died on December 17, 2000 

at home after a long struggle with heart dis- 
ease. After graduating from GDA, Wilson at- 
tended Brown University and Yale University 
Divinity School. He was ordained by the Con- 
necticut Conference of the United Church of 
Christ in 1973 as pastor of St. John's United 
Church of Christ, Even City, pa for 14 years, 
the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 
UCC for four years, and St. Peter's United 
Church of Christ, Punxatawney, pa for two 
years. Rev. Wilson leaves his wife Barbara De- 
forest Adams Wilson; two sons, Jonathan 
Adams and Andre Wilson; a daughter, Sarah 
Rimkunas; and his brother and sister. 

Robert Chamberlain '46 
The school was informed by his wife Mar- 
garet that Robert Chamberlain died at home 
on September 30, 2000. 

Warren Ellsworth, Jr. '46 
George Duffy '46 writes Warren Ellsworth, Jr. 
who was often called "Shorty", died June 16, 
2000 at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Palm 
Beach, fl. He was 72 and is survived by wife, 
Edith, two daughters, three step-children 
and 13 grandchildren. Growing up in Worces- 
ter as we did, I have many fond memories of 
Warren. One was riding together on his mo- 
torcycle to Fenway Park to see our beloved 
Red Sox. We'll miss Shorty. 

John Berdan Gardner '47 
John Berdan Gardner, 71, of DeKalb, Illinois, 
died December 6, 2000 at Kishwaukee Com- 
munity Hospital in DeKalb. Born May 17, 
1929, in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the 
son of Charles Sidney and Margaret Bill 

On November 26, 1977, John married Joyce 
Eileen Anderson in DeKalb, Illinois. John re- 
tired from Northern Illinois University in 
1992 from his position as Acting Director of 

the Physical Plant after 24 years of service. 

John received his Bachelor of Arts in Eng- 
lish from Harvard University in 1951, his 
Master of Arts in 1953, and his doctorate 
from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961. 
Prior to his years at NIU, John was employed 
by the University of Pennsylvania and by 
Brown University where he was a professor 
of English. 

He was a member of the University of 
Rhode Island Club, the Harvard Varsity Club, 
and the Hasty Pudding Club. John was a 
member of the First Lutheran Church of 
DeKalb where he served as an usher. John is 
survived by his wife, Joyce, a son and daugh- 
ter, two sisters, and by his former wife, Mar- 
garet, a daughter and three sons. 

Dana Winslow Atchley, III '59 
Dana Atchley, a performance artist and video 
producer, died of complications from a bone- 
marrow transplant at Stanford University 
Hospital in Palo Alto, ca on December 13, 
2001. After graduating from GDA, Dana went 
on to earn degrees in art at Dartmouth Col- 
lege and Yale University. Dana, who is cred- 
ited for pioneering an art form called digital 
storytelling, won praise for his autobiograph- 
ical show "Next Exit" which he performed at 
film and video festivals around the world, in- 
cluding in Byfield for Reunion weekend in 
1999. Atchley is survived by his wife Denise; 
his two daughters, Gillian and Megan; his 
mother Barbara Welch French, six sisters, 
and a granddaughter. 

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